Blog Networking from Dream Big, Dream Often
This kind of blogging advice is always fresh. From Danny at Dream Big Dream Often.
For my blogging tips, advice and blog strategies post today I want to switch gears a bit and discuss the power of having an opinion and losing the fear of offending others.
I remember when I first started blogging and how I was always worried about what others thought about what I was writing. I think it is a natural fear when you are putting yourself out for all to read and doing so in such an honest forum such as blogging. Blogging can be intimidating at first. I was reluctant to express my true feelings on certain topics. I would write something and then read it to Evelina to make sure I wasn’t coming across too strong. I still practice this habit, but I am the one usually rereading a draft to ensure my “tone” is acceptable and my message takes into account my true feelings and opinions. But…
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from Poet Rummager
I’ve hung the missing posters –
stapled them to light poles.
Only the wind answers back
in haughty undertones.
Fool, it huffs, as it slaps my face,
Humanity is a runaway.
No use looking.
No one cares.
In this desolate terrain,
you’ll be soul searching in vain.
United States ranks 50 out of 55 developed countries in healthcare efficiency, life expectancy, and healthcare spending per capita (Bloomberg). Our senators and congressmen are covered under government health plans for life, yet they quibble about offering the sickest and poorest children the right to the same quality of care. Where are these people’s souls? I certainly can’t find them.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.