Monday, April 09, 2007
Becoming an American...
- Turn off your TV and seek out alternative perspectives from the blogosphere
- Conserve Energy. When you go to work in the morning ask yourself why aren't you carpooling and then slap yourself if the answer feels like bullshit
- READ! Don't expect enterprise architects to spoonfeed you everything
- Get to know your neighbors. If you haven't talked to one in a long time, take the day off and do so immediately
- When you hear profanity, ask politely that they not speak so. The sole exception is swears cast at George Bush
- When you see litter pick it up.
- If you see someone litter, confront them nicely. Remember Woodsey Owl?
- When someone tells a sexist, racist, agist or patriotic joke, tell them it is not funny.
- If you witness violence, call 911, stay with the victim and wait for the police
- Do not stand for injustice in any form
- Write letters to the editor.
- Accept jury duty. The notion of jury by one's peers is important especially if you end up needing their services
- Write letters to your politicians expressing your views.
- Consume less! Stop being materialistic and in debt
- Shop local. Spend time at small neighborhood stores whether it is for grocery, dining out or even gas
- Eat organic and vegetarian more.
- Seek the good in every person. If you are a manager and it is review time, smack yourself if you are forced to provide negative feedback to justify the engine
- Be nice.
- Look people in the eye.
- Smile, a lot!
- Wave hi or say 'Hi' to strangers.
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