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I don't disagree with you. But I also never said that it doesn't make a difference to the individual. I'm talking about actionable discussion or change on a larger scale and society/community wide, which you acknowledged. Two very different things.
Ah, I think that's where we disagree. While that may be the point, I do not see this actually opening up a conversation. Where is the outlet for a conversation to start? There is a statement, and an awful one at that, but a status and a handful of comments on Facebook makes not a lasting, impactful conversation. The quote veen pulled out of Reclaiming Conversation (and there are many, many other applicable quotes) call into question if we are really making progress, truly conversing with one another. In a few months I think we will see if that is the case or not with the recent "Me Too" campaign.
Stock trend since 2009 doesn't seem too different from Walmart, really. Is a shift towards a permanent underclass a cause or symptom of the recession? Did the investment class see the bank bailouts, economic shifts, etc. etc. in 2008 and realize a vast swath of people are screwed, or are they screwed because of the actions of the investment class? Seems like a chicken and the egg scenario. Also, what happens to the people of Decatur, AK the next time the economy does bottom out?
I've started reading Reclaiming Conversation, and it's making me think a lot. Heading into the read I had already been thinking a lot about my relationship with media and technology, and feeling that it's not that healthy. Last night I made a decision to ditch Facebook with the exception of a page I manage, and to RSVP to events. No more posts, comments, photos, etc. I need to get away from my phone more. We need to get away from our phones more and pay attention to each other. Listing example after example which I have personally contributed to or encountered would be easy, but everyone knows exactly what I'm talking about, so it's pointless. veen what kind of impact did this book have on you?
What has/what will the recent "Me Too" social media campaign accomplish? What will social media activism ever accomplish?
On Being Selfish
Came to the realization that having goals, intense desires, and devoting your time to accomplishing them is not being selfish. I'm not imposing any of this on anybody else, it's all on myself. If that means a relationship fails, or an interpersonal connection suffers, that is not being selfish. It is a matter of life getting in the way. There's a huge difference there.
- I've wondered what it would be like to be 'healthy' since I was a child. It moves me to tears every time I let myself stray too far down that path.
I'd like to think that everybody has their own definition of what "healthy" is. Physically, mentally, emotionally, they all mean different things to different people. You likely have a much better idea of what that means to you than most other people do.
On the flip side, you could see companies start to push for automation because of those exact reasons. It removes a level of uncertainty from your supply chain (when will my truck actually arrive, versus when was it scheduled to arrive, versus dock pick-ups, etc.). Would also eliminate the risk of cross-docking loads en route to the recipient. Lots of little technical things which could be solved or at least clarified by tricking automation. Sure, the truck companies might not love going in that direction, but I think all the customers would.