Intellectually I understand that I really don't have too much to complain about. That in the grand scheme of things we have it awfully good here, that our education system is still a noble experiment in educating all students, that our standard of living is one that the majority of people in the world can only dream of, that we really don't have that much to complain about. But even though I understand that intellectually, that still doesn't change my emotions, the frustration and anxiety I feel on a daily basis.
But that's the great thing about the read/write web. There are now so many stories available to us to help put things in perspective. Thanks to Jim Gates, here's just one story that should help us stop complaining. View the video below first, then read the story from Sports Illustrated, then visit the Team Hoyt website.
Then come back here, reminded of the power of the human spirit and of what folks who are motivated can accomplish. And then stop complaining about how hard all this is and roll up your sleeves, we have work to do. Because we CAN - and WILL - change the world.