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Interesting Experiences Open The Mind

Yesterday, while with the family at the public library, I struck up a conversation with an Autistic 40 year old and amidst the conversation I realized that our society has messed up big time. He had read half of the library. His memory was impeccable. He didn’t graduate college out of frustration from taking irrelevant classes and now works at Marta (Atlanta’s Public Transit Company) carrying coins from different locations. This man’s mind was wasting away in a library barely able to make enough to eat. This man should be a librarian or book critic or even possibly a writer himself. He had so much to talk about and it was obvious most people turn the other way. We need to start turning towards each other and lifting up our community members.

I recently spoke with a Registered Nurse who was telling me that during school and working full time as an EMT, he couldn’t barely afford food many of the weeks while in the program while also piling on roughly $50,000.00 in school loans. I understand the value of investing and working hard but at some point the math doesn’t add up. At some point, we become slaves to a broken system.

What a world we have created. My goal with Grow My Community is to create a commerce system that utilizes individual’s strengths. We live in a selfish isolated system that is starving the artists, the geniuses, the engineers, those who are doing the most important work in our world. Capitalism has been a great thing but it seems that with the loopholes embedded into the legal system and mixed public/private partnerships, we aren’t really in a capitalistic system. We don’t control our energy costs, water costs, transportation costs, housing costs, or food costs. We are totally dependent on a broken system. Join me in my mission to Growing A Better Community.

Published by Garrett Livingood

I write, learn, share, and experience the many flavors of life. I spent my childhood chasing sports, the next decade chasing success in the field of Media. I took a period to pursue a career in the Health and Wellness field and now focus on engineering solutions to help make a better world.

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