While reading a bunch of articles for and against the stimulus package and wondering just what The Government can do to save The Economy, I ran across a great question. “Have YOU done something about it?”
This is my attempt to do something.
The truth is, WE are the government, and what WE do determines the quality of our economy. While I realize that we are going to have to suffer through the effects of some of our irresponsible choices, I don’t think our suffering is nearly as bad as it could be, and to realize that is to move a step forward. As a friend put it:
Help people see how much wealth and goodness abounds in this great nation. Help people understand that how they think about money and value greatly determines how much they have of it.
Perhaps it’s time we save ourselves.
How? I’m not sure. I have a few ideas and am looking for more. In the meantime I can’t help but think that at the very least, DOING good, even if it’s the tiniest bit, has to be much more productive than sitting around FEELING bad. What if each of us took a few tiny but synchronized steps toward a better economy?
So in direct defiance to my own sheepish tendencies, I went out on a limb and set up a website. Immediately I received some positive feedback as well as some non-constructive criticism. Snark is useless, but I would love to get some constructive criticism and healthy debate to make the idea better or come up with better ideas. Help me out – go check it out at http://green317.org and let me know your thoughts.
And if you like the idea, share it. Currently we’ve got oh… 37 people on board. Not a huge number, but it should at least make a small positive difference.