It's Ride or Die

Originally published on FilmsforAction.org: https://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/earth-to-humanity/ · A virus, invisible to the naked eye, ravages the planet. There is no cure. There is no vaccine. We sit at home, looking at the world through a glass darkly, hoping this is the ...

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Relationships First

We need to address sexism and toxic masculinity, and help prevent rape and violence. We need to address racism and fascism and help prevent discrimination and attacks on human liberty. We need to address legal, political, and educational inequality and help prevent poverty. We ne ...

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A New Declaration of Independence

The United States Declaration of Independence and Constitution task government with securing the right of every citizen to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." · It sounds fantastic, doesn't it? Almost as great as KFC's new fried-chicken-cheetos burger. · Unfortunately, ...

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What is Love?

One of the very first things I said to a very promising OkCupid date is that I wasn’t sure what love was. · 5 years later, I still don't really know what love is. I've felt love, yes. I've demonstrated love too, I hope. Nonetheless, I believe that while we live in this dimension ...

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What's Your Story?

For those of you who don't know me -- or can't tell -- I was born and raised in Antarctica. · Ok, not really. It was in Japan. · I am, however, 0.8% Eskimo, according to a recent DNA test. I'm also 6.6% Middle Eastern (please don't tell the United States government), only 92.8% A ...

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Making Banana Pancakes

Photo: http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/2017/02/heart-shaped-banana-pancake-with-berry-syrup/ · Born and raised in Japan for twelve years, I played the role of a know-it-all American at school, a gloomy Russian at home, and a confused redheaded Japanese kid everywhere else. ...

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A Staircase to Heaven and Back

Science has taught us that process will always equal results (F = m*a). · Religion has taught us that the love in this universe will always equal the fear (God = Devil). · Philosophy has taught us that light and darkness are twin manifestations of the same universal energy (e = m ...

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Love and Grow Rich: A 1-Step Program

4000 and something years ago a group of men, women, and children escaped a dark life of enslavement in Egypt and fled to the desert in search of a new dawn. · In the vast emptiness of the Sinai desert, these people — spared from plague, passed over by death, and chosen to receive ...

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What is Future-Guided Education?

If you've never heard of Future-Guided Education, that's ok; I've made it up. Nonetheless, if you believe youth education today is failing and would like to join me in rethinking how we prepare our children for a successful tomorrow, do read on. · As responsible adults, our oblig ...

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School is Out, For Good

For the vast majority of you, whose children haven't grown up with the perfect storm of genes and circumstances to give them the ability to breeze through life, our schooling system is doing you and your loved ones a major disservice. If malicious intent could be proved, I would ...

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Have We Lost Our Minds?

What I am about to tell you is based on anecdotal evidence and on my own international and intergenerational relationships and experiences. Nevertheless, if you have children of your own or have been interacting with younger generations in any educational capacity, you will most ...

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Should You Invest in Virtual Reality?

What would you say is the most valuable commodity in our world? · What is the one thing that, no matter our efforts, has always proved to be scarce? · I think it's time...to acknowledge our biggest challenge. Time and again we fool ourselves in thinking that we can stop time -- t ...

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The Physics of Revolution

Revolution is the act of overthrowing or overhauling one system, and replacing it with another. · This is physically impractical. Here's why: · First, let's examine the linguistics. "Revolution" derives from the Latin verb "revolvere" that means "to revolve." While originally use ...

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Expectations are too damn high.

When we expect politics and international dialogue to be as dramatic as our TV shows, the only way to be heard may be to pull off a blind-side assassination in front of live cameras -- or to crash an airplane into a skyscraper. · When we expect our kids to get straight A's in sch ...

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A New Universal Language

God may have created all that we see around us, but it was only when s(he) gave these things names in a language we understood that they fully manifested in our reality. · It is the word that breathes life into all things. · Every dream and aspiration is a glimpse into what that ...

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Wanted: Trumpslator

We've all been there. · We're so utterly pissed that our thoughts and words come out incoherent at best and excruciatingly hurtful at worst. If you've been in any kind of intimate relationship in your life, you know what I'm talking about. · Anger is a scary virus. It may start s ...

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America, I want a divorce.

America, I love you. · I met you when I had nothing but a suitcase full of clothes and emotional baggage. You took me in brokenhearted, gave me an education and a dream. I left my family and friends thousands of miles away just to be with you. We come from very different backgrou ...

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Death is Beautiful

The only funeral I’ve ever attended was while serving in the Israeli military. You might be thinking of a tragic episode on the battlefield, but I had been safely insulated from any combat on my geeky signal intelligence base. There had, however, been a gun involved — and lots of ...

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Choice: The Antidote to Madness

The universe is forever expanding, replicating itself self-similarly. Everything is evolving, all the time, and the possibilities are infinite. · Despite this fact, the universe doesn't have doubts or feelings of uncertainty. It just is. · As humans, on the other hand, we oft ...

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It's All in The Game

"Remember, it's all just a game." · I was 18 years old and had just graduated high school a month earlier. Some kids in other parts of the world get a ride to their new college dorms around this time in their lives. I was being dropped off at the military intake center in Tel ...

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