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What have you done?
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by Curious, Del Prado,
on Aug 13, 2014
If you have spent any time reading the Town Square Forum on the Pleasanton Weekly site, you probably have noticed many posters who continually post the negative, the complaints about this and that, and routinely attack each other. What does this accomplish you may ask? I can only speculate, but I believe there are those posters who simply like to stir the pot, not really believing in what they are writing, but rather deriving entertainment value from the ensuing debate. Then there are the posters who I think are sad, frustrated with something in their lives, and looking to blame someone or something else. Often I see this rage directed at "them" or "moonbats" or "liberals" or "righties" or "conservatives" or "the city". All these are large segments of our society and city. I'm not sure who "them" are suppose to be nor "the city". Are we not all the city? Our officials in city government are elected by us and directed by us through our voting and input. We are all these groups and we are the city. We define who "the city" is.
Here's a challenge, rather than coming on to this Forum and spewing forth rage, anger, and hate or complaining about this or that or attacking one part of our community or city government, let's change the dialog to one of solutions and how we change our town and community for the better. Let this thread be a place where we capture ideas for change and what have we done to make our city a great place to live and raise our children. I'll start and I hope many of you will follow my lead.
What have I done today to make Pleasanton a better place:
1. While walking my dog, I picked up trash along the Arroyo trail.
2. I bought the lady behind me in line at Starbucks her coffee.
3. I picked up the trash left behind by the garbage trucks this morning and pushed my neighbors trash cans back into his side yard.
4. I led a mini memorial for Robin Williams with my workout group simply asking for everyone to relate their favorite Robin Williams movie or show or joke.
Now it is your turn. Don't let me down.