#Bloganuary: Change The World?

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From the home office in Roanoke, Texas, today’s question: How are you changing the world?

I can answer in two words: I’m not.

I hope tomorrow’s and Monday’s questions are better than this’n.

21 thoughts on “#Bloganuary: Change The World?

  1. I think one changes one’s world with the people closest to you. You may have even said or did something years ago that changed a person’s life and never know it. As for the world…I am speck of dust

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  2. I think the line from the song “State Your Peace” (Rucker. Bryan, Felber, Sonefeld) says it best:

    “You can try and change the world by showing everyone a better way
    But the world’s gonna do what the world’s gonna do at the end of the day”

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    1. That’s pretty much it, isn’t it? Mother Teresa said that if everyone swept his own doorstep, the whole world would be clean. Problem is, I’m the only one sweeping…

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  3. Dr. Jonas Salk, Nikola Tesla, and Louis Armstrong changed the world. But so did Josef Stalin, Osama bin Ladin, and Christopher Columbus—and whether one is happy or not about the ways they did so highly depends on which team you’re on. I, like you, I guess, am suspicious of anyone who sets out to change the world; it’s not quite a coin toss, for we do have the agency to evaluate such projects and their proponents, and we do our best to choose, not always successfully. Political party 1 says the country needs much more X, and party 2 says much less. Both want to “change the world”, and the future of the world depends upon the outcome of the wrestling contest. Maybe it is more like Anton Chigurh’s fatalistic coin tosses in No Country for Old Men than I wish were so.

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      1. While Stalin’s and bin Ladin’s works continue, Time is a forgotten mid-20th-century paper journal (I loved it 60, even 50, years ago) today it is “two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand[ing] in the desert”.

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        1. “I am Ozymandias, king of kings; Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

          Compare the size of the Time 50 or 60 years ago to its size today. Hardly worth the money…

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          1. I don’t know why anyone would want to buy any paper magazine today, to read opinions and coverage days or weeks out of date. Oh, I loved them, from Popular Electronics and Scientific American to Rolling Stone, and my parents’ Time , Life … not to mention The New Yorker and National Geographic in medical offices. But the idea of puréeing tree pulp, spraying it with ink, and paying people to carry it to people’s homes is as obsolete as the buggy whip. Sure, there were and are great photographers and writers and editors … and still are … of digital organs (which means something else for us organists, I have to chuckle).

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            1. In the doctor’s or dentist’s office, I can see it, but even they have guest wi-fi these days. I see literally no reason to print anything these days, not with the ubiquity of electronic devices.

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