Things I Don’t Care About

I don’t care about ideologies.  (i care about actions.)

I don’t care about silos.  (i care about community.)

I don’t care about takers.  (i care about givers.)

I don’t care about board rooms.  (i care about the streets.)

I don’t care about how “we’ve always done it.”  (i care about how “we should do it.”)

I don’t care about making enemies.  (i care about making friends.)

I don’t care about pandering.  (i care about being direct.)

I don’t care about the easy way.  (i care about the effective way.)

I don’t care about hate.  (i care about compassion.)

I don’t care about differing lifestyles.  (i care about love.)

I don’t care about the ends or the means.  (i care about peace.)

I don’t care about whether or not you agree with me.  (i care about our ability to live together.)

I don’t care about making money.  (i care about how money is spent.)

I don’t care about different Religions.  (i care about how Religions make people better versions of themselves.)

I don’t care about age.  (i care about wisdom.)

I don’t care about punishment.  (i care about rehabilitation.)

I don’t care about Streetcars.  (i care about the potential of Streetcars bringing revenue to our city to improve education, our income tax base, and jobs.)

I don’t care about parking meters.  (i care about planning for the future.)

I don’t care about COAST.  (i care about self-righteous ideologues impeding progress that would make our city better for the children.)

I don’t care about computers.  (i care about enough computers in our schools.)

I don’t care about “achievement gaps.”  (i care about opportunity gaps.)

I don’t care about catchy generational tags.  (i care about the baby boomers receiving the pension they deserve.)

I don’t care about political proselytizing.  (i care about results.)

I don’t care about reactions.  (i care about proactions.)

I don’t care about intentions.  (i care about actions, failure, and success.)

I don’t care about immediacy.  (i care about longevity.)

I don’t care about me.  (i care about us.)

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