With Corruption In Congress and Evident In Those Who Call Themselves “Presidential Candidates,” How Big An Affect Would Electing A New Pig At The Trough Have?
The Short YouTube Video, Power Of Networks, helps us understand that our votes (or actions) do more than elect one man, they can change a nation! Political and social
scientist, James Fowler and Nicholas Christakas in their book “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives” explain the dramatic affects relationships have on any and all groups (like our nation). They explain that we are connected like schools of fish and flocks of birds. However the friends who live a 100 miles away have just as much affect as the friends who live next door, even if you only meet with them once or twice a year. Even more important is that your friend’s friend’s friends have an influence on you! This can determine whether you are altruistic, depressed, positive and even obese.
Consider that to find the perfect mate, you would theoretically have to date 6,000 people. However, if each of us knows 20 people and each of those people know 20 people and they each know 20 people, this network would put us in touch with 8,000 people who are just 3 degrees of separation away from us! So in a reasonable environment we can find the ideal mate without just throwing dice.
Back to the presidential election. If each of us with ethics, decent values and courage makes an effort to share those values and concerns with people we know, like and trust (our network), we have the power to influence the behavior of 8,000 people! Its not Uncle Sam who needs you, it is our country who needs you! Get involved now in writing, speaking, meeting and sharing your true feelings about the “dirt” that are running our country. If YOU do, over the next 3 months our country will be pregnant with people who want and CAN bring about change that will save our nation from ruin and our children from a life of misery and domination by corporate corruption and foreign powers.