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Saturday, October 20, 2012


Not that long ago a certain political figure who will remain nameless touted the word "change" as an epic part of his election campaign.

It's a simple enough concept to understand; if you don't like something, then follow a different course or search out another alternative to the one you have now. The idea is to shake things up a bit, stretch out new muscles and thought patterns as you perhaps enjoy a little variety.

Truth, however, is that a lot of people out there are completely resistant to change and though they purport a willingness to embrace a new concept, the most they will usually do is perform a simple tweak to their routine. 

In Rhode Island, change seldom happens. The place is bogged down in traditions, red tape,  and a "we've always done it this way" thought system. Entrepreneurship is not particularly admired by some: ask the average resident and that person will most likely tell you that they would like to land a state job. 

It's a place where politicians get elected and stay in office until they leave in a wooden box, where the media is a small group of people who leave one job scenario for another across town, and where former "activists" end up in one of those state jobs, effectively silenced and now busy working from within to maintain that very system in which they are now embroiled.

Change is not for the timid. It's a willingness to rip yourself inside out in order to reveal what you really want and then pursue it with all you got. Unfortunately that takes guts, something that is in short supply these days.

Amen, and somebody clone Teddy Roosevelt.

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