I am finding the amount of unrest in the world creeping into every aspect of my daily life. I often find myself in this position, and would say,that’s just how things are. But today it’s harder and harder to accept these words as “my truth”. Maybe it’s because I see the future in my childs eye, maybe I want to believe that there is still hope for the human race. Whatever it is, I feel a need to change how things are, compelled to try something different. Rather than just saying, this is how things are, I ask myself, why was I so willing to accept these things, and why are so many people not only willing to accept them, many embrace them like a favorite blanky from their childhood. I’m sorry, but cutting the pay to the people who keep our streets safe, to underfund and overwork men and women who pave the path to our future by doing the best they can to educate our children is just plan wrong. Someone said to me just the other day, that “public education is welfare for the masses”. I think that notion is nothing less than short sited. If we as a society undervalue education, our children will never be able to compete in this global market. This is not what I envisioned for my children. I believe in reason and free thought. I believe in our children, and I have hope for their future.