Don’t leave me directionless…
You guys, I got SEVEN pages in to my new book before I felt like I had to tell you – we have been fighting the same problems for nearly a century and somehow haven’t solved them yet. It’s almost like maybe we aren’t listening to the right experts? Maybe, just maybe, our solutions are only allowing the problems to get worse?
Listen to (well, read) this “It’s perilous and foolhardy for the average citizen to remain ignorant about global warming, say, or ozone depletion, air pollution, toxic and radioactive wastes, acid rain, topsoil erosion, tropical deforestation, exponential population growth. Jobs and wages depend on science and technology.”
Carl Sagan published that when I was ten years old. Ten. I was proudly in the fifth grade at a school in Parma, Ohio, whose name I couldn’t pronounce, learning what a pod was. I wasn’t thinking about these pressing issues because I trusted the adults around me to find solutions to our problems. But they didn’t. And now I am an adult struggling with generations of failed solutions to problems that are actually kinda easy to solve IF we were willing to be really uncomfortable for a while.
That’s where you come in. You are the builders. You are the thinkers, the innovators. You, regardless of your age or stage of your career, are the person who has a solution, even a small one, that ripples into overwhelming success and, dare I say it, change. It’s why we need you to tell us what direction we should be headed. That can be in whatever fashion you want – we are constructing the Utah of tomorrow. We can dream big and focus wide. Or we can spend a day picking up garbage along the Jordan River. Hell, why not both? But the ONLY way we know what you want is if you tell us. So do that here. It takes less than a minute.
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