The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: How Do You Change the World?Written by Dorene Lehavi
Recently, I saw an exhibition of paintings by a very talented artist. He clearly has a social conscience and his depictions of pain and misery of disenfranchised and minority people are so vivid and real you can't help but feel pain in viewing paintings. The artist is a warm, friendly, humble man whom I approached with a question, "does he ever paint another side of life?" He seemed interested in engaging in a conversation about it and frankly I was surprised at myself for even approaching him. I have never considered myself either knowledgeable or beyond too shy to talk about art to an artist this way. But, I felt compelled and in hindsight I know why. As a ‘60's activist and an angry idealist, I would have wanted his pictures out there in face of those whom I and he blamed for social injustices he expressed so people would realize and wake up. Well, decades later, I now know that doesn't work. I felt very strongly pain of his pictures, couldn't view them for long, and also knew if he wanted people to buy them and take them home, he'd have a very small audience. I asked if he'd consider using his brilliant artistic ability to inspire by painting beauty. I was surprised at what I was saying, because I have obviously metamorphosed from who I was in past. About a year ago, I decided that 11:00 p.m. news was not a good pre-bedtime story and stopped watching it. If you look closely you will note that “stories” are not necessarily chosen for their importance and useful information, but for entertainment and sensationalism. I can honestly say, my sense of well being has improved. When I watched 11:00 p.m. news, my anxiety level heightened and with that I foolishly tried to begin a restful night's sleep.
5 Myths of Online DatingWritten by Tyler Casselman
5 Myths of Online Dating
If your new to online dating you may have allot of questions going through your mind about finding a date online. You have maybe heard things like its not safe or that you wont find a long lasting relationship online. Lets look at my top 5 myths of online dating.
Online dating isn't safe<
If you have heard that online dating isn't safe then you have heard wrong. Dating online can be safe you just have to take proper precautions. It can be just as safe as any other way of meeting people.
You wont find Love Online
This simply isn't true. Services such as eHarmony specialize in long term relationships. Match has been a good meeting place for singles. They have millions of members and have been result of well over 1000 marriages.
Online Dating is simply Overrated
It could be. This is just a matter of opinion. Internet dating certainly does have its advantages to traditional ways of meeting people. One thing that is for certain is that it allows you to meet people easily from all over without going to places like bars and nightclubs.