Whatever the history, eating seed corn in the literal as well as the metaphorical sense has now become business as usual, as we consume the means of generating future sustenance in the name of present advantage. The explosion of credit boosts the phenomenon exponentially.
People on both sides of the political spectrum, under the guise of the midterm elections, are putting out feelers for the 2020 Presidential elections… History shows us that a democratic system in crisis can fall prey to demagogues with the unquestioned ability to lead a nation down to perdition.
What is wisdom? I think of it, in theory at least, as the capacity to look at a complex human social situation and arrive at a decision or course of action which is at least close to optimum for all concerned, more or less in proportion to the degree of individual involvement.
I am a Mexican-American, and many days, the hyphen seems more significant than the words on either side of it. Overall, I feel privileged to be able to call myself both American and Mexican. However, it’s not all that simple.
If you look around the room where you are sitting, you will likely be able to identify at least ten sources of plastic in less than a minute. If you think about where the plastic will be in a week, month, or a few years, you will likely come to the conclusion that it will end up on a landfill, set to decompose for about 500 years.
As marketed, political activism is but a transitory and shaky prop for personal self-worth … As with any addictive process, there comes a time when no amount of effort and consumption will feed the need, and a rebound effect occurs.
Because opioids can be dangerous and potent, the physical impact of opioid use alone can take a toll on the body in various ways. It’s important to learn just how hazardous these drugs can become when misused, especially opiates like heroin and prescription opioids.
I fear that we as a society have allowed fear to propel us into a mindset more like that of Spain at the turn of the seventeenth century than we are willing to admit.
Refugees are knocking on our door, but under the Trump administration, America has shut that door most of the way. According to the International Rescue Committee, the U.S. has welcomed an average of 95,000 refugees per year since 1980. They also report that the Trump administration has put a 45,000 person cap on refugees, exclaiming: “no U.S. president, not even in the wake of 9/11, has so turned their back on refugees.”
When it comes to global citizenship, what matters most is your mindset and being aware of others.