What Would the Lorax Do?

In just two weeks of taking this course, I can already see my views and perspective of things changing. Before this course I hadn’t really given much thought to mindfulness or how I viewed the world, and I definitely hadn’t given much thought to meditating. Through the discussions and exercises in the class however, I have been able to really think about the bigger picture and how my actions directly affect everything that happens in my life, and the lives of those around me. I would definitely say that I have started to become more mindful about my actions and have really tried to take time to meditate and spend time with myself and my thoughts. I think this is such a great tool because you can really get in touch with your thoughts and really think through them, and I know for me this gives me a whole new level of confidence in my thoughts and feelings that wasn’t necessarily there before.
It has also been really interesting and eye-opening to discuss and learn about paradigms. It has really opened my eyes to how I view the world, and WHY I view the world in this way. I’ve realized it is so, so, so important to think about how other people might view a certain situation, and really try to put yourself in their shoes and see it from there perspective. It’s important to remember that we are all in this together and it’s up to each of us as individuals to look out for one another and this place we call home. A quote that often comes to mind when I’m in this class or doing my assignments for this class is from Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax”. It says: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” I feel that this is a quote that could be used to summarize what this class is all about. We have to be conscious as a society and as individuals about how our decisions come into play with everything around us. With all the wicked problems out there, we need to be the good.

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