Christian Cullis commented on Volunteer 2015-07-20 19:41:29 -0400You know me. It's Christian!
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Christian Cullis published Trying on tough love in Blog 2015-06-30 15:00:15 -0400
Trying on tough love
At “Be The Vote” we (surprisingly) talk a lot about voting; why voting is important, why you should vote, etc, etc. But today I’d like to play devil’s advocate and offer an alternative perspective: Don’t vote. Don’t do it. It’s not a big deal. How you vote will not make your life tomorrow any different from what it is today.
Christian Cullis published Waitin' on the world to change in Blog 2015-06-30 09:56:15 -0400
Waiting on the world to change
I was 13 when I first heard John Mayer’s song, “Waiting on the World to Change.” If you haven’t heard it, the gist is that right now, things could use improvement. Our leaders aren’t going to improve them, but someday, some bright and sunny day, we’ll be in charge and we can change the things they won’t.
I am not a fan of this song. Musically, it’s catchy as hell - but it's the message that gets me. It’s defeatist. It says, “There are problems in the world!” “No point trying to do anything, you’re powerless! Wait! Wait and watch the problems grow! Wait long and wait hard! Someday you can change the world, but not today!”Read more