posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 09:25 PM
Currently, I suppose that common people are going to have to start small. Starting out local, and all that.
Just as a bit of braintorming, I suppose we could try shopping for food from only local farms and such, and prepare our food ourselves, though there
is the problem with those who don't have time to. Maybe they can buy food from places like Harris Teeter or Whole Foods (no idea just how healthy
this really is), but what of the price? Some people can't survive on that. I would suggest growing food, but if they don't have the time or
knowledge, then what's the point? (What's healthier, though: Lots of fresh carrots, or lots of Kraft brand mac n' cheese? ) Or maybe we can, sans
the "it's hopeless there is no point in trying" sentiment that hinders so many people from helping, get as many people that can afford it to buy
from healthier sources, as to increase the demand for such things? (But is supply and demand REALLY how things work? I don't know.) Regardless,
protests aren't going to do much but waste our effort and boost our egos.
As for school system (which I have the misfortune of experiencing), whilst I'm tempted to say that it's hopeless and we should arm ourselves with
knowledge as much as we can (in a sort of "every man for himself" way), I can't give up on the people just yet. After I get the credentials to have
people listen to my opinion, I could try appealing to the school board. However, perhaps I could become a teacher. Do you know those teachers who
really made learning fun? The ones who taught by example and experience rather than textbooks, the ones who let the class think and have opinions, and
the ones who it's fun to talk with simply because they listen to your opinions on things. There's nowhere near enough of those, and if I can't
change the system, then I could try to give kids the gift of at least one really great teacher. And then maybe I can take a shot at influencing the
board - or perhaps it would require joining the school board. Well, regardless. (My language arts teacher suggested becoming a language arts teacher -
for high school, though, because in middle school, pretty much everything is censored. It's sad, really. Despite that, I might become one anyways
just to help out the kids stuck there.)
As for the fear of anything outside of America, most people are a bit too stubborn to change their opinions about things, so I suppose that the
education of us young 'uns could help forward a less violently biased future. Hey, the children ARE the future, ha ha!
Though, I suppose that there must be ways OTHER than relying on the children to help the situation as it is.