Monday, April 10, 2023

#100 / Change My Way Of Thinking #2


Gonna change my way of thinking
Make myself a different set of rules
Gonna change my way of thinking
Make myself a different set of rules
Gonna put my good foot forward
And stop being influenced by fools 
If you don't know the song, you can click that YouTube link and hear a live version, from 2011. If you want to review the lyrics, you can click on that link to the title of the song, just above. 

In 2011, I wrote a blog post titled, "Change My Way Of Thinking." This current blog post, in other words, is my second time around. That phrase is still with me, and I am more convinced than ever that the most important thing that we need to do, both individually and collectively, is to "change our way of thinking."
Ultimately, of course, action is required. We need to take action, not just think about it. We need  to make profound changes in virtually everything we're doing, and I have a short list of things in my mind that I think we absolutely need to do. That list includes dealing effectively with global warming. That list includes eliminating the ever greater dangers of nuclear war, and it includes doing something effective about wealth inequality, and racial equality, and restoring (or inaugurating) democratic self-government, here in the United States of America. 
That list I just wrote out is certainly only a "partial list" - though I think it's a pretty daunting one! Feel free to add to that short list yourself. You can probably imagine a number of worthy additions. As John Lennon once said, "it's easy if you try."
Before we act, however, before we actually do the things we need to do, we will have to "think different," as that ungrammatical advertisement for various Apple products used to say. 
Changing our way of thinking is going to have to be "Step #1."
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