What is Being the Change I Wish to See?
Being the Change I Wish to See is a progressive blog about the problems we see all around us every day. I believe one person can make a difference, and one way I’m making a difference is by writing about the problems and injustices I find out about or witness. The first step to change is recognizing something needs to be changed.
By making others aware of what’s going on in our world, many people will make changes in their lives and behaviors that will help to solve the world’s problems and injustices.
Some may take on large projects, others may give to a charity, and still others may do small things such as holding the door for someone with arms full, listening to a troubled teen, planting a tree, calling or writing to a Congressperson or Senator, or mowing an elderly neighbor’s yard. Perhaps your next car will be a hybrid or an electric, and your next home improvement project will be adding solar panels to your roof or installing a small wind turbine.
Every action, large or small, will add up to make positive changes and a better world for ourselves and our children.
One imperative I now recognize is that all gays and lesbians must come out, not just to live our own authentic lives, but to be visible so our lack of equal rights will be known to a lot more people. If you can come out safely, do it now. If you can’t do it safely, make a plan to get to a safe place where and when you can come out.
You will find:
- Articles on many topics about the direction the world is taking, from education to war to LGBT rights to human rights to the environment to politics
- Articles on ways to change some of the things going the wrong direction and get them going in a better direction
- Book reviews
- Suggested reading
- Podcasts of note
- Relevant videos
- Great Websites and blogs by others
One thing I feel I need to say right off is I don’t have all the answers, and in many cases I’m still trying to figure out the right questions. Participate by leaving comments and helping all of us ask better questions.
The world will change whether we choose the direction or not. Let’s make better choices.
Who is Sherri Joubert?
On Being the Change I Wish to See content is written by me, Sherri Joubert, a single mom from Louisiana in the United States. I am a chemist by education and left the chemical industry at the end of 2003 as the result of a job elimination.
My mottoes are be the change that you wish to see in the world by Mahatma Gandhi, and those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it. I don’t know who that quote was by, but it’s very true.
My ultimate goal is to be debt-free so I can become a real philanthropist. You can follow my journey to debt freedom at Debt Free or Bust.
Since January 2004, I embarked on a path of entrepreneurship from my home office. I started and failed with a financial advisory business, then went bankrupt. Missing science and needing extra income, I started tutoring high school math and science part-time in November 2006. I love working with students and seeing the light bulbs go on when they finally understand a difficult concept. Many of my students are square pegs, and my goal is to teach them in ways that don’t require that they fit into round holes.
In April 2007, I decided to learn how to earn at least a part-time income online. The online income path has led to blogging part-time. I’ve always been an avid writer and have kept journals for years before discovering blogging. Now I can write about things I want a large number of people to read and hopefully benefit in the process.
In 2008, math and science tutoring became my full-time job, and blogging is still a part-time income that has increased over time.
Thanks for reading. I hope you will find ways you can be the change, too.
Note: This blog belongs to me. I write for it and I pay for its hosting and URL. You do not have the right to publish any comments on my blog. Having your comments published here is a privilege. Comments attacking me personally or attacking others will be deleted. Comments professing your right to free speech will also be deleted. The U.S. Constitution says the government can’t deny your right to free speech. I’m not the government. If you want to speak freely, write your own blog. You are welcome to debate the topic at hand, but when you leave the topic itself and make it personal, you have crossed the line.
You can find out more about me by following the link below.
- Get the full story in Sherri’s Timeline
- By email – joubess at yahoo dot com
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