Even if you read just a fraction of the posts on this site, it becomes fairly obvious that there are some issues which confront us as a nation this year and beyond. Often, a sense of helplessness can overwhelm our system of coping with events that clearly are beyond our individual control. So what to do?
If you somehow stumbled onto this blog site and are wondering what is going on here – let me give you some quick pointers.
The contents on most blog sites are usually written by the blogger or a group of bloggers, many of whom are good writers. I claim no great writing skills. In fact, I learn more from others and have done so now for well over 10 years. What I often lacked was the ability to quickly retrieve something I remembered from months past, so – why not build an archive of related material written by the best in the business – and that is exactly what this site is all about - a simple on-line library. The articles are categorized roughly by topic and are word searchable – I use it almost daily in my conversations on line. All are fully credited to the authors.
As to the overall purpose of my internet presence, if you have not yet visited my website home at - www.crushlimbraw.com – I urge you to do so. It requires some reading time, especially the full text of referenced articles by other authors.
The basic bottom line action I propose is that we must all become mentors. Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the protégé)".
Obviously, the mentor has to stay ahead of those mentored, and thus the purpose of this archival blog (library).
Finally, an observation – what I observe most of all with most people of all political stripes is the fact that they are usually ‘fighting the last war’ from their perspective. That ‘war’ ended long ago – the situation has changed – but they’re still stuck in a time warp of their own making. By some ‘magic stroke’ they decided some time ago that they ‘now know daTruth’ and therefore nothing else can change that. That is the perfect formula to become delusional and lose a sense for reality. For us imperfect human beings – truth is a process, not an end state.
I wish you well, but it’s better to be prepared! - CL