After thirty years of life, it has become quite clear that there are only two paths available to me:

1) A rockstar, or

2) A US Congressman.

Each posses the ability to spread and grow your ideas and opinions, and create a movement.  We need more movements, yet at the same time we need more understanding – understanding of why we need more movements and what their aim is.

Words have so much power, and microphones do such a great job at amplifying that power.




What direction do you want to see Massachusetts going?  We continue to lead the nation in economic output, job growth, green energy, and education.  In an economic situation like the one we’ve been in for the past two years, every state is doing terribly.  Believe it or not, Massachusetts has weathered this storm better than almost any other state.

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It’s clearly worth it, so let’s make it more accessible…

Article here, via Christian Science Monitor


Admittedly my first post was unnecessarily verbose, in the sense that it went on and on and clouded my main point.  Let’s give it another shot.

My main point:

By going through the steps required to ensure a higher quality of life, we are actually increasing the risk of having a lower quality of life.  The level to which this is a risk is dependent on many things, but ultimately obtaining an education should not come with adverse risks.  There they are, though, brought to you hand-delivered – wrapped in beautiful wrapping paper and topped with a bow – by the United States federal government and their counterparts in the financial sector.

It’s true that everything has risks.  When I go running a risk exists that I will be hit by a car, break my ankle, have a heart attack, or one many other things.  So, sure, it’s not inherently terrible that by going to college you are faced with a potential chance of downfall.  The difference, however, is that were I to be hit by a car it will most certainly have been an accident.  It’s doubtful that the President of the United States, with Congress and Wall Street, will have paid someone to drive a car down my running route, told them the time of day I go running, and said to them “do your worst.”

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