Scott's Manifesto

  1. While there are a lot of problems without answers, there are also problems with answers.
  2. Everybody has the ability to do good, whether it's giving away a million dollars, or being kind to someone who looks like they're having a hard day.
  3. The world needs people to solve the big, complicated problems, but it also needs people to solve the smaller, solvable ones. If everybody helped to solve the problems closest and dearest to their hearts and in their communities, the world would be a lot better off.
  4. If we do this together, we could get pretty strong and help solve some stuff.
  5. There's a system that churns out a status quo, or a centralized idea of what “being a good person” means. We're told that if we eat organically, or donate to this charity or that organization, or support this ideology or that ideology, we graduate to the big leagues of the philanthropists and the activists. But sometimes it's hard to tell what's good. If we localize and personalize goodness, what WE want to see changed in our communities and lives, and by effect make our communities better and stronger and more connected, we could create a force bigger than that system!