Sunday, April 15, 2007

How tough it is....yet how much progress we've made..

I don't like to make light of tragedy and misfortune, so please don't take this post in the wrong way. As you might have heard, Governor Corzine of New Jersey was involved in an car accident last week, and this is not a post of see how dangerous cars are. It's part of life. No this post is about why it's even hard to do the right thing when we know better. According to news reports, Corzine was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Now if someone of Corzine's intelligence and talents doesn't wear a seat belt, what number of people don't as well. The point of this, is that there are so many things in life that we know better, but for whatever reason we don't act better. That's sort of the point we're at with the environment, I'm not limiting to climate change, we really have a good sense of the impact we're having but we don't act differently. Often we think we're going to be lucky, but luck often runs out. But then again, I'd rather be lucky than good.

So can you change the seemingly unchangeable? Maybe not all at one, but you can make progress. Today was the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier in major league baseball, and at baseball fields all over the country, players donned jerseys with the number '42' (Jackie Robinson's number) in rememberance and honor. 42 is the only number that has retired by all Major League Baseball teams. So today is also a reminder that people of all colors and ethnicities are represented in sports. Good Change happens.

P.S. Coincidence? '42' is the answer to life, the universe and everything


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