This isn't the first time I've posted something along these lines. It likely won't be the last.
Scrolling through my Facebook feed, the usual vitriol that follows a mass shooting can be found in bulk. People post pro-gun/anti-gun, pro-immigration/anti-immigration, pro-Christian/pro-Muslim articles and comments in an effort to influence (perhaps galvenize is a better word) those like minded Facebook friends.
Me posting articles reflecting my world view and personal beliefs will do nothing to bring about agreement or understanding. (It does seem to help drive sales when I post references to Pivot Points, however.) Most of my friends either wholeheartedly agree or disagree with what I am saying. I harbor no illusions that I am moving the needle in any direction.
Guess what? Neither are you.
I'm not being critical when I say that. I am just being a realist. Oh sure, I do from time to time pick up a data point or new theory on a particular issue, and for that I am grateful. But the value of energy and time expended on social media does not come close to the value of that same energy or time used to help someone else or improve oneself.
If you agree with me so far, keep reading. If not, I don't know that the value of what follows is of any utility to you.
So what do we need to be doing right now?
I'm going to give you a list of things I am going to be working on in the next few days. I hope you'll join me, regardless of your level of preparedness and knowledge.
Here's where I tell you what I think about things I think about.