My name is Lindsay. I live in Portland, OR USA. I am 27 years old and have been working as a bartender for the past several years. In this environment I find myself surrounded by a lot of cynicism. I find that cynical attitude permeates every part of society more and more through the media. This bothers me. There is a quote that goes something like: "We cannot change a problem from the same place we created it." That's not exactly it but that is the gist of it. I am tired of all the pessimism, conspiracy theories, and sarcasm meant to make light of issues. I believe that we can control the fate of our world and create positive change, growth, unity, and compassion, but I believe that we will only find the answers if we are looking with the right eyes.
That is why I am so excited to find pulsewire! Here is an online community where people are giving voice to issues and talking about them with an optimism and a belief that we can positively affect our world. To see so many people coming together to lift women up, sharing ideas, stories, hardships and triumphs, is amazing.
I wonder what we could do to bring more children on this site. There are so many children here in the US that have myspace pages by the time they are 10. Its crazy. Wouldn't it be amazing if there was a way that these children could be blogging about there ideas, thoughts and concerns and issues that affect their lives and families, rather than about which new teen star is doing what or what the coolest new brand name is. Just a thought. I believe passionately that if we can help children to grow up with compassion, optimism, and minds set on change than our positive affect on the world will be exponential!
Thank you to everyone who has helped grow this wonderful online space. I look forward to being a part of it, meeting you all and getting involved in the discussion!