The Change List

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
-George Bernard Shaw

One of the difficulties of being an idealist is that life and ideal don’t always mix. The simple reality is that IDEAL often takes a lot of work. This may be part of the reason that much of the human world is not really the way idealists would have it. It also does not help that what may be ideal for one might not be so ideal for another. So how do we determine what should change? How do we pick what battles to fight? That is often a difficult question. Having a similar point of view; a common ethical system does not mean that like-minded people always agree on everything. That is the beauty of acceptance. We can agree to disagree and still respect each other.

Of course one person alone cannot even come close to changing all that they perceive as wrong in the world. If those of us who seek change supported every cause that came our way, we would have very little time for our own lives, and most likely not truly be effective anywhere. Unfortunately many people still try this. That is part of the reason I am trying to create this community. So many people have the option to work together to help change what we as humans think needs changing. Even if we don’t agree on everything, I believe that there are certain ideals that most people with conscience can agree upon. For example:

  • All life has value.

  • Violence is rarely a solution.

  • All individuals have a basic right to live a healthy life without fear.

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