Monday, July 24, 2006

Happy People Never Retire...

In a recent newsletter I received from NightingaleConant (called the AdvantEdge), there was a great article titled "Happy People Never Retire" written by Dr. Gene N. Landrum (high-tech start-up specialist, who created the Chuck E. Cheese's family entertainment concept) with some thought-provoking words:
"Psychiatrist John Diamond found that 90 percent of people 'hate their work.' Why? Because they tend to take jobs for the wrong reasons or because the jobs are what the family deems right. They have been programmed to follow rules, punch the proverbial time clock, and do what is right. Right for whom?"
The article quoted George Bernard Shaw:
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
Reading through my blog, one might get the impression that I resist progress least as far as factory farms (CAFOs) are concerned.

Actually... the opposite is true. I'm all in favor of progress -- providing it is "responsible" progress, meaning that it does not harm others and/or our ecosystem, in the process.

For example, I applaud the efforts underway currently with Dream Farm 2 ...and think it's an admirable approach to the energy, emmissions and food source problems much of the world faces today.

In my humble opinion, the world is rich with everything we need to live long and happy lives, providing those who plunder it for personal profit without consideration for the impact their actions may have don't eventually destroy the very things we need to survive.

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