Young People, Take A Stand and Protest!

Protesting Is Uncomfortable. Should It Be Easier?

Thought I would share this article above from NPR that I came across.

I am sure that a lot of us have come across this dilemma in regards to protesting. Protesting (or any acts of standing up for or against something) is definitely meant to be uncomfortable and difficult to do. We can see in history what people were met with who protested against injustices. They were met with violence, arrest, and even death. I especially think about this now because a couple days ago we honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who faced violence, arrest, and was assassinated for standing up against injustices. Even though, we still face the scares today, they are not even close to what those in the past in this country have faced and those in less democratic countries face.

I think it is great that there are teens and young adults (I guess I can still claim to be a young adult myself) who are politically conscious and aware of the social injustices that this country faces. We need more Millennials and Gen Z individuals who want to stand up against injustices. I understand the worry of what others think, but that is the whole point in protesting and standing up. It is to challenge the issues in this country that are destructive to democracy and human rights.

Stand tall. We have the right to freedom of speech, and it should not matter where we express those rights. We need to make that clear to all the young ones who want to take a stance.

Rebel Out.

Check out the Millennial Logic Episode 25-28!

Check out Millennial Logic Episodes 25-28!

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Education & Society: Logic vs. Creativity

May I ask you, what is your dream job? What are you passionate about?  Does your current job integrate your passions? How about your experience with education? If not, why? I’ve been asking myself this for years. Now it’s been almost twenty years since I graduated high school and I’m doing what I love. However, I’m unable to put in the time that I would like because I have to spend most of my time at the job that pays my bills but is of little interest to me.

Likewise, so many others are experiencing the same ordeal.  More than likely due to our society’s perspective that the only careers worthwhile are those that are money-centric. This indoctrination is present within our current education system and needs to be addressed sooner than later. Fine and performing arts are not credible in the business world and as a result students are taught in school to be more science and business minded. In addition, our country’s financial crisis causes students to attend college acquiring a degree that will lead them to making more money. However, their passion projects are left in the dust and they aren’t as financially prosperous as expected.

That being said, not everyone is unfortunate in this way. Some may excel in the business and logical world. My point is that we are a left brain (logic and reason) dominant society. If our education system embraced both left and right (intuitive and subjective) brain activities as well as diverse styles of learning, students would excel and develop “super learning”. Super learning is the capability to learn and comprehend at a faster rate. Furthermore, I’d like to argue if left and right brain are used equally we’d be more receptive to different styles of learning and career paths. Both hemispheres of our brain should consistently be engaged in order to live our lives at its fullest potential, which by default, our country will thrive as well.

 

Want to learn more on education and society?

Check out G the Rebel and my latest episode of Millennial Logic: Education and Society: Logic vs. Creativity

In addition, here are a couple videos about our education system and creativity as well as, why using 100% of our brain is important.

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Change: Humanity’s Demise?

So truthfully, we all secretly (or for the morbid – openly) ponder what will be the demise of human existence. Climate change is in fact an increasing fear and an 11th hour issue to all animals on Earth. It’s prime time hurricane season and there have already been billions of dollars in damages and lives lost due to hurricane Harvey and Irma. This is not to mention historical wildfires along the west and other natural disasters. There is no time to ignore the reality of climate change. We must act now!

Nevertheless, many of us wonder what we can do on our own to help combat climate change. Similarly, will our collective efforts even work? A favorite organization of the movement, Climate Reality Project, has tons of information on this very topic. Here’s a cool video by Bill Nye the Science Guy explaining the effects of climate change and how to reduce our carbon foot print. Don’t forget to check out Millennial Logic’s episode on this topic as well.

Bill Nye’s Advice:

 

Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds

Here are just a few Hurricane Harvey relief funds we found. Every small step makes a difference. Along with donating, we must put pressure on our local officials. Preparation is key. This is only the beginning of extreme storms. Furthermore, stay positive.

Anything helps!

 

  1. Houston Flood Relief Fund 

Funding organizer by Houston Texan football player JJ Watt

 

2. Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Funding organizers Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner & County Judge Ed Emmet

 

3. Global Giving

An organization based in Washington, D.C. focusing on bridging the gap between community advocates and donators to those in need around the world.