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“You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid…. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer…. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you, or shoot at you or bomb your house; so you refuse to take the stand. Well, you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.” ― Martin Luther King... read more

Did you ever wonder…

Why do you have to pay to live on a planet you were born on? Who are you paying for the privilege of being alive here? read more

Wealth Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think

Wealth Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets. We have no idea how unequal our society has become. The average American believes that the richest fifth own 59% of the wealth and that the bottom 40% own 9%. The reality is strikingly different. The top 20% of US households own more than 84% of the wealth, and the bottom 40% combine for a paltry 0.3%. The Walton family, for example, has more wealth than 42% of American families combined. An infographic video of the study went viral and has been watched more than 16 million times. Our unique brand of optimism prevents us from making any real changes. George Carlin joked that, “the reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it.” How do we wake... read more
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