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Change does require your input

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 7   |   Comments: 0

Sometime ago I read an article in the New York Times, stating that our US Budgetary Office has over the years mistakenly reflected that Medicare is costing the government more, rather than less.  At this particular space and time, that could serve as the breaking point for a public debate that has turned acrimonious.  And we are very lucky in this country that we have people continuously checking and double checking that specifically large important public centers do actually perform to standard.  This would take arguably the steam away from a lot of critics who have maintained that a public health system governed by the government would be very expensive.

However, what this article also points out that we never should take opinions generated by any governing or other large institution or organization at their worth.  It is necessary for the public to be constantly at alert to investigate those statements that intuitively we know are false.  It is so to say our public duty.  It is also one of the reasons to keep abreast of what is happening in the world, by reading newspapers either paper or on the internet, subscribing to forums even if they do not necessarily represent your line of thinking and in general spend about an hour or so each day to read, learn and think about what is happening in this world.

You say you do not have the time?  When critical issues are at hand, don't you want to be informed, or would you rather be like the masses who pick up one word or sentence, usually out of context and go out with it storming fences that are made of rubble to begin with.  What a waste of energy and time.

Does this mean that you spend your time fighting battles that are not yours to being with?  Then choose your issues carefully based upon what affects you personally the most.  You can, but do not have to fight issues that are not part of your realms of living.  But if they are, you owe it to yourself and others that are important to you, to be informed, prepared and ready to make a stand. 

We have limited time in this life of ours, and we need to spend it wisely.  Make a list, prioritize that what is important to you and those you love and care for.  Then spend an hour or so a day to get informed and consider not just one source for your information but several, even if they are contrary to your belief.  Form an opinion, share it and become an active participant in the process of your life

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