Sunday, October 23, 2011

daydream doodle

The other day in one of my social work classes, I started daydreaming a little bit. We were watching a fascinating documentary about the WEP program that Giuliani started in New York a while back and how crappy the program treated its workers. Total social injustice, totally ridiculous. However, it was really inspiring to see these people who were working so hard for so little pay as they stood up against the program. I had to leave in the middle of class so I didn't see the end... but my classmates told me it was kind of a bummer.

Anyways, as I got to daydreaming I made a list of changes I'd like to see in the world. Just a few tiny alterations in society:
  • end abortion
  • end Down Syndrome discrimination & eradication
  • make mental health treatment more accessible for everyone (my professor says in a neighboring county it can take up to 6 weeks for some people to get mental health, unless they make a threat on their own life. what?!)
  • end homelessness
  • expedite the adoption process, while keeping it thorough
  • increase cultural education in elementary school (like why is it that I'm 20 years old and don't know the difference between Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, etc... what exactly is Ramadan?)
  • end the establishment of $60 million dollar high school football stadiums... especially when there are children in that community going without meals. (cough- Allen, TX) Ridiculous.
"When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed."
-Blessed Mother Teresa

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.



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