There has to be life 1

I was planning to write on something else today – Oprah envy and rumors – but something else keeps popping into my mind so I’ll get to Oprah another time.

There has to be life for there to be quality of life. The most pressing issue for the world right now, in my humble opinion, is the environment.  We have to slow the damage, reverse the trends, and learn to do with less.  The human race will have to come together around the environment despite our differences or we will perish. 

It is as simple and as complicated as that.

It will require sacrifice, boldness, simplicity, new ideas and old ways.  It will require love and faith and work.  It may be the one thing that unites us.  Either good will triumph over the evil of our excess and destruction or we will perish together.

About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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  • LeeAnn

    The evil of our excess – it’s nice for it to be called what it is – Evil. Even those of us without “much” live with excess, shamfully so. I vow to “do” with less, and hopefully, doing with less, will leave more for all and nurture my interior journey. Thanks for writing this.

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