Be Led by Your Dreams

I had the great opportunity to attend my youngest daughters delayed college graduation from UNC Chapel Hill on Sunday October 10th 2021. This classes graduation was postponed because of COVID. The graduation was nice and the Keynote was done by the legendary coach Roy Williams. During his speech he shared a saying that drove his teams.

Be Led by Dreams, Not Pushed by Problems

Roy Williams

This captures all I am trying to do and what needs to happen. We need to create a new reality. Yes there are multiple problems, however solving those problems isn’t enough, we must create a better reality. Nature means living in ways that make life more livable for everyone and everything. We must be led by our dreams, not pushed by our problems. Below is Coach Williams message.

I also feel this saying was expressed by Chris Stapleton in his song, “Starting Over” when he sang, “…Nobody wins afraid of losing…” We need to do better, not just avoid doing bad. We must “Start Over”, better.

These thoughts were also expressed by Greta Thunberg. She Connects Climate, Ecological, and Health Crises in this short video. While she does highlight problems, moving toward, or being led by our dreams of a better life for all will crowd out the problems:

Start over by being led by your dreams – make a better reality. I am interested in hearing how you generate comprehensive improvements by creating pervasive, reciprocal, selfish, selfless, synergistic interactions so everyone and everything benefits. Please share how you make it a great day, week, year, life.


Craig Becker

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!


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Whole Earth Discipline Caused New Thoughts

Whole Earth Discipline, a book written by biologist Stewart Brand, famous for the Whole Earth Catalog was mind blowing. In the book he presented scientifically documented facts about issues related to the climate and our well-being. Most specifically he caused me to rethink my stance about Genetically Modified or Engineered Foods (GMO’s – what he refers to as GE).

His presentation as a biologist is giving me a whole new appreciation for genetically engineered foods. It has inspired me to look into the issue more as he sites the monumental gains from GE drugs and foods and why it is better for the earth and us to have GE Foods. It seems he has presented a solid scientific presentation about the issue. It makes me wonder about the many claims on the other side and the way the manufacturers have gotten into government and policy creation and the harm inflicted by GMO’s.

My understanding from this reading is if we are to have GE foods, they MUST be open source so all can work on, study, and develop these foods. The problems seem to evolve when one company like Monsanto or Dow develops food to withstand more of their pesticide and not for better health. Often this is difficult to determine because of how they Greenwash these issues. I tend to agree with what I understand Brand’s stance to be that any GE foods should be open source and developed for better, more nutritious food and cannot be developed, patented and owned by corporations. Food belongs to everyone and must be developed for the common good so everyone and everything benefits.

He also presented compelling information of how nuclear energy and cities are green. He also made a case for why we may want to bring back extinct species and animals and how geoengineering may be needed. I encourage you to investigate these issues, they were informative to me.

Any information you can provide to assist me in learning more is appreciated.

Make it a Great Day!

Be Well’r,

Craig Becker