I would rather answer a personal question than do something truly embarrassing because you cannot undo or unsee something.
Do I wish for either or for both? I can’t be greedy and the question is either, so I choose money. I would suppose that most people naturally assume that if they had unlimited money they would know exactly what to do with it. I have read that in many circumstances, people who have won lotto have been known to end up back to where they initially started, not rich. In my case, I would like a lot of money so that I can stop stressing about the personal financial situation. I would then shift my focus on doing positive things with the community and education. I would also try to do more with the medical community as well, since hospitals have been hit pretty hard with budget cuts. I would continue with writing and hopefully, with my experiences within all these different sectors, I would have so much more to write about. In this way, not only would I be helping others but at the same time I would be stretching my writing muscles and growing both as a person and as a writer. I could be doing all this now, in a perfect world. Who knows, I might be on this path one of these days, at least with a volunteer position at a rescue mission or maybe a hospital. But for now, I am dreaming so I am going to continue.
I would also take the opportunity to travel throughout the world, exploring as much of it as possible. I would love to visit as many archeological digs as possible, perhaps fund a few through endowments at Universities. I would also be interested in causes revolving around child hunger here and abroad and help organizations dedicated to those poor children.
My son is a musician and I would love to have him help me get involved with broadening the charitable donations and contributions to music programs everywhere in schools throughout the U.S. I would be interested in seeing musical education start in Pre-K throughout high school and that each school have enough instruments for each and every student.
My daughter has a passion for animals and I would love to do something with her concerning helping animals. I would have her choose because I trust her judgement and I know that a lot of time and caring would go into her decision. We would have a great time together being involved with whatever program she chose. It could be with marine research, animal rehabilitation or training animals as helpers for disabled humans. It would be great to get as much advocacy going for these types of animal preservation and conservation programs as possible.
There are so many areas that could be explored, it is almost overwhelming. If all this came true, I might have to amend a future post into saying that this time around, I choose more time over more money.
I recently read an article based on an interview with “Dr. Doom” Nouriel Roubini from N.Y.U Stern School of Business. He said that Marx was correct that capitalism on its own is doomed to failure. We are seeing it now, or rather we have been seeing it for the past two decades but we as a society do not know what to do in its place. My professors, older gentlemen, at N.Y.U, challenged us as to why was globalization such a good thing. They argued that it wasn’t and that globalization posed a threat to society as a whole. As a student, I paid attention but I questioned their worldview and thought it to be too inflexible and unable to keep up with the “modern” times. I have seen over the course of a few decades that their circumspection should have been taken more seriously. We are at a moment where thinking outside the box is needed and perhaps that means stepping away from the “Global Village” or perhaps the “global third world” is more like it. U.K.Uncut and U.S Uncut are doing work to try to get their respective governments to address the issue of corporate tax cheats. These protests that have happened throughout the world all have something in common, the unemployed refuse to take it anymore and are demanding to be heard. It is time that the governments not only listen but respond to help the situation.
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I must admit that initially I was saddened by the decision but he did specify the year 2012. That leaves 2014, 2016 or any other year to run once again for public office. His role as an educator should not be dismissed by any means, because as some of our founding fathers wrote, an educated citizenry is necessary for a successful democracy. I realize as well that his PAC Progressives United is designed to counteract the domination of corporate influence in our public square. I wish him luck and hope to see him come back to public office in the future.
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If I were God, well, first I have to get into the mindset of being God. Not that easy, because I have to reconcile how I would REALLY feel about the universe, earth and all of creation. This is all my own opinion. I think that most people think that God loves us and the thought is for the most part unquestioned. I think that the idea of God, loving man, is man projecting their humanity onto God. I was raised in Catholicism with the Bible and its teachings and after 17 years of hearing that God loves us and Jesus loves us and Mary loves us, I’m still not sure. God is God, why would he have to love us? I don’t have an answer.
So I am going to be as God and I will usher in creation as an experiment, because I am feeling creative. Am I feeling lonely? Why don’t I have a wife? Why don’t I have a husband? Why don’t I have at least friends, why am I alone? I want a friend, herein lies the problem, I am attaching human emotion to myself. I am God, I am above and beyond all that. Does God have an emotion? If God or I, have love to give to creation, than why don’t I have a companion?
I am making myself something, I am going to take a little particle of myself, a little piece of my energy. I am going to call it, for lack of a better name, the God Particle. This little piece of myself is going to behave like a simple, special stem cell, dividing and multiplying itself over and over again until, voila, an infinitely expansive universe is splayed out in front of me. One of the little surprises, my quirky little God particle left, is a brilliant array of shiny hot stars of increasing and decreasing size. So far, I like what I see, it feels right and I can see something pulsing and moving all around me. My space, the void around me is no longer empty, it is full of something.
Can my little God particle make something different? What if I take a God particle from a different piece of myself? Would that one make something different? What do I want to put in this moving, vibrant universe? I like the stars very, very much. I think that they should be the center of the universe, they make me happy.
It has been awhile since I unleashed my trusty God particle, I am thinking that my canvas needs additional players. What would enhance the space and the stars? I’m going to let a few God particles do their job and surprise me. I see what my indecision has achieved and I have to admit, I am satisfied with the results of letting energy seek its own form. I now see great spheres circling around my favorite star, the one I have named Sun. Farther away, I see other spheres orbiting other stars, but they don’t move me as much as my Sun does.
My God particles have taken my essence and made vehicles that inhabit space and I see that each thing, has now its own energy and that energy interacts with other energies. I am satisfied for now. I see that the energies of these spheres are moving and changing and their environments are all different. Their differences are all in relation to their proximity to my favorite star, the Sun. My God particles never fail to do excellent work. This exercise in creation is endlessly interesting. I shall continue.
I have now established a very fine relationship with my particles and I am confident that freeing a few on each sphere shall bring results that will be very worthwhile. I am looking forward to see what accomplishments my particles will unveil for me. Interesting, out of the nine spheres, some have tiny organisms growing, but only one has what I will call “life” happening. This life is chaotic, but it is chaos with energy and purpose. I am seeing that the God particles have made little versions of the idea of themselves. My particles that originally came from me, have taken me and transformed my essence into the building blocks for this one sphere to support “life”. As before, I am confident that my trusty particles will transform this sphere into something that will provide me something to banish my loneliness and emptiness.
I was correct, this sphere sparked into “life” by my God particles, has been a source of constant wonder. I am content that there is an expanding consciousness developing in the universe. My creation has become bigger than the sum of its parts.