Tag Archives: Society
Social Media and . . . .
I have been connected for quite some time now. Of course, when I first became a participant of USENET.
My friends & family being on Facebook was probably their exposure to “Social Media”.
Beyond just my immediate friends and family and acquaintances Social Media is definitely having a deeper impact today than 5, or even 2, years ago.
A friend of mine blog’d, so I am continuing the thread, sort of.
Racism is interesting. I mean the term “racism” itself is interesting in that different people interpret it differently. To me, racism is “discriminating someone because of their race”. This “act of discriminating” begins in our thought / belief and slowly crawls out of us or at least it tries to crawl out and it is at that point that we first have the opportunity of dealing with racism within ourselves.
All the Single Ladies
Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
On my “To Read” list.
- The Rising Power Of Single American Women – On Point with Tom Ashbrook
- What are the comparable stat for men?
- How is our longevity playing a role here?
The conversation has been mostly around economic (income and wealth) inequality – which is significant and probably the most obvious. But probably not any less important are inequalities that prohibit individuals from exercising their freedom. Inequality in the areas of:
- Education, specially higher education
- Basic Services
- Upward Mobility Opportunity – which of course is depended on education and many other factors
- May 23rd, ’14 – Isla Vista, CA – 3 Stabbing, 3 Gun Shot. Gunman commits suicide.
Is NOT “Three wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for dinner”. We know it instinctively that is NOT what it could possibly mean.
Though the concept of Democracy came from the idea of the “rule of the commoners”, we have to remember – over time we have allowed more and more participants to have a voice.
Dealing with Anger
There was a news segment on the “Morning Edition” earlier this morning that made me think – how should we behave when we get angry?