The news just seems so bleak these days--the sniper shootings, possible invasion of Iraq, the yucky economy, the ongoing problems in the Middle East, etc.
Sometimes I wonder if things will ever get better. On a local level, I stay involved in politics and try to do my part to make the world a better place, not to mention raise a socially-conscious child. But on another level, I feel totally helpless to make any real positive change in the world.
But then I read a newspaper article about this man who went up against the court system
--again and again--when he saw an injustice happening in his community.
Turns out a flaw in the city's computer system was neglecting to pull jurors from many areas of the city and causing a racial imbalance in the jury selection process. For years he was badgering court staff and judges to examine the problem but everyone ignored him until the computer flaw was finally discovered recently.
Talk about commitment to a greater cause despite being ignored and scoffed at--I'm in awe of this guy. What an amazing example to set for all of us who shuffle along day to day with our eyes fixed on our own little world. It's nice to see something inspirational (if also disturbing) in the newspaper.
Can't Shake It
I really am getting the feeling that my boss doesn't really like me all that much. It's weird. I haven't really had this problem before. It's hard to explain, but suffice it to say that I'm biding my time in this job for now. Luckily, I love almost everyone else I work with and the work itself is pretty good.
I'm not getting bent all of out of shape about the situation, but it's a strange feeling to work for someone who doesn't really respect you and the feeling is mutual.