Worldview is a lot of things, but more than anything else it has been a place where I can write about the things I am thinking with regard to a variety of topics. Recently, that broad swatch of focus has not been as fulfilling for a variety of reasons mostly centered around whether or not I am writing just another political screed that no one is reading. I don’t want to be part of the detritus of the internet, and wondering if I might be makes it hard to write.
One of the persistent questions people ask me about this weblog goes something like “yeah, so you told me the problem, but what’s the solution?” While I cannot name the solution for every single person, I can state emphatically what the solution is for me, so using that question as I guide, I have decided where Worldview is going next.
None of us can change the world, even those of us who might believe we have the power or the will to do so, but every one of us can change ourselves and those around us by what we choose to do and how we choose to do it. Over the past few years, I think I have been a model of making choices that represent changes to a better way of doing things, and I think its time to share the experience these choices have provided with everyone else. My experience may not be the same as everyone’s, but I think it is important to show that change can happen, succeed, and make a difference to ones own life and to the lives of others.
This new focus is not to say that the screed is going away. Instead, it is going to take on a new focus targeted on the things I am doing and how world, national, and local events affect the outcomes I am trying to achieve. My hope is that all of this will help inspire others to make changes for the better for themselves and all of us.
Here’s to hope and to a new breath of life for an old idea.