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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:54 AM

BRILLIANT! Short Film Explains Secret To Happiness—And It’s Not What You Think

A positive and powerful vision for America


Found on the YouTube channel of Center For A New American Dream

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Reply BRILLIANT! Short Film Explains Secret To Happiness—And It’s Not What You Think (Original post)
Playinghardball Apr 2012 OP
chervilant Apr 2012 #1
Drsdman Apr 2012 #3
freshwest Apr 2012 #2
CrispyQ Apr 2012 #4

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:07 PM

1. Bravo!

I have to confess that I have been teetering on the edge of bitter misanthropy these last five years--angrily and impotently watching a democratic administration continue the hedonistic obeisance to the vile Corporate Megalomaniacs who've usurped our media, our politics and our global economy. I’ve felt alienated from the countless bloggers online who’ve reveled in hate- and fear- mongering, who’ve gleefully hurled invectives and indulged in name-calling, using the vilest vulgar epithets to vilify those with whom they disagree.

I admit that I almost made the same mistake these vile Corporate Megalomaniacs have made: I had concluded that the last sixty years of co-opted public education successfully strangled our citizens' critical thinking skills beyond redemption. I thought that the vast majority of us had become complacent little automatons, completely devoted to wanton consumerism. I thought our species had devolved into spiteful, narcissistic, hedonistic brats.

I am so very thankful that I am wrong.

#Occupy is the brave first step on our species' journey to recovery. I hope that those of us who cannot be there (poor health, no money, no transportation) will pick up the gauntlet in whatever way we can. For example, as an educator, I practice Satyagraha at every opportunity, and my students are hearing about #Occupy, about radical income inequity, about Satyagraha, and about BEING the change we hope to see in this world.

I look forward to watching this social movement spread across the planet.

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Response to chervilant (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:35 PM

3. Right on! I am bedridden but...

Right on! I am bedridden but can still make calls, emails, etc. We can all contribute.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:21 PM

2. You might enjoy these people who are already on the path:

Occupy 2.0: The Great Turning

Michael Nagler on building a movement to build a new reality.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/occupy-2.0-the-great-turning

Occupy, the 99% Spring, and the New Age of Direct Action


http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/occupy-the-99-percent-spring-and-the-new-age-of-direct-action

Check out the main page, there is a lot going on:


http://www.yesmagazine.org/

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:59 PM

4. Well worth 5.5 minutes!

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