One of the things that I’ve learned from blogging is that people want change. They aren’t happy with maintaining the status quo in their personal lives, careers, or in society at large. Many of the people that I’ve met in cyberspace want to revolt against their lives as they are in a POSITIVE way. Some want to listen more and talk less, others want to be better dads, still others want rappers to stop degrading women in their music. My question is: What are you going to do to make these things happen? What action are you going to take to effect change? Leave your action statement/comment on this page. Let’s start changing the world.
I really believe that the more that people see all other people as just people like themselves, the better our world becomes. I can only try to nudge this so-slow process along by writing stories about characters who are of various sizes, shapes, colors, ethnicities, nationalities, languages, hairstyles, religions, but who are all, in the end, individual human beings. I try hard to avoid stereotyping and character types, which is difficult at times. It’s much too easy for all of us to slip into the bad habits of generalizations and least common denominators. I know it isn’t much of a contribution, considering almost no one reads my stuff, but it’s what I do. Others might clamor for artists to change their tunes – but anyone who produces art of any kind is responsible for their own productions.