"Question authority": It means having a healthy skepticism about the world around us. As I often tell my students, there is no absolute social reality -- we perceive reality differently based on who and what surrounds us. And my reality may not always match yours.
Yes. We all have the right to a rough day. An occasional pity party is A-OK in the world of being human. But losing sight of all that we have, forgetting how incredibly blessed and lucky we are, that's not okay with me.
Bikes can be used both as a means of transportation and as a way to enjoy a sunny afternoon exploring the local area, but for a group of young adults in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they are providing much more than that thanks to Full Cycle.
Imagine arriving home after work, school, or after running some errands to a front yard full of pink flamingos. For many in Houma, Louisiana it is not uncommon to see flamingos 'flocking' their neighborhoods and businesses.
15-year-olds aren't supposed to have strokes. At least that's what I thought. I try not to think about it too much. Even now, I only have bits and pieces; shards of memories that somehow remained intact even through the trauma my brain endured that day
"One day I went to get coffee for myself but then I felt kind of selfish there were all these people sitting there. So I got my father's wallet and asked around, 'Anyone else want coffee?' That's how it began."
Changing our state really isn't that hard. It's just that we've been programmed to reach for immediate gratification, for some sort of "medicine" to cover our discomfort, to reach for something external to fix us quickly, to lift us up. But all it takes is a different choice.