‎”Unfinished work” - Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dr. King’s works are yet to be completed.  His dreams are the dreams of people around the world who cherish peace, freedom and equality.

‎”Unfinished work” - Cartoon by Dave Granlund

Dr. King’s works are yet to be completed.  His dreams are the dreams of people around the world who cherish peace, freedom and equality.


Freedom to Live A Desired Lifestyle

Post written by Olive Dove

Nothing is better than having freedom to do things we like while affording a desired lifestyle. How much you make is irrelevant when you have a yoke over your shoulder.

As we choose to eat healthy organic foods and free range chicken, should we rethink the way we work?  Most of us work in cubicles in skyscrapers in timed schedules and rigid bureaucracy.  It’s an endless cycle of rate race.  It’s like factory farming that churns out mass production that often overlook work conditions and health of the workers.   So most of us get in and out of the system day in, day out so that we can afford pricey organic foods, posh cars and expensive houses.  We heal exhausted mind and body with occasional vacations at five-star resorts where staff members sport insincere smiles.

We want and need the money to afford desired lifestyle.  But losing freedom to work in an undesired job in order to afford a desired lifestyle is a burden.  When life loses freedom and happiness, it’s not a life worth living.  It’s a balancing act that required us to rethink what we want and how to achieve it in a way that preserve dignity, joy and freedom.  

The most important question is that can most of us forego undesired highly paid jobs in exchange for a simpler but happier lifestyle?  Forget about keeping up with the Joneses if you opt for simple living that costs very little but promises abundant of happiness.



theatlantic:

Fifty years ago, on August 13, 1961, East German soldiers closed the border between East and West Berlin. Soon after they began tearing up roads, erecting barbed wire and bricks to create what would become known as the Berlin Wall.
In 1961, five anonymous East Germans wrote about how they made it to the West right before the wall went up.



‘Why We Crossed Over’

Inge dyed Anna’s blonde hair black and cut it short in the Raggedy Ann  style of the West Berlin girl whose picture is in the passport. Then,  together, the sisters walked to the border, Inge with her own pass and  Anna with the passport of the black-haired West Berlin girl. The border  guard was very suspicious. He asked many questions and kept them waiting  for fifteen minutes while he and others went over the passport. But  finally he let them through, and we are together again. Inge may be a  doctor yet.



The motivation to flee amid great risks:  Freedom

theatlantic:

Fifty years ago, on August 13, 1961, East German soldiers closed the border between East and West Berlin. Soon after they began tearing up roads, erecting barbed wire and bricks to create what would become known as the Berlin Wall.

In 1961, five anonymous East Germans wrote about how they made it to the West right before the wall went up.

‘Why We Crossed Over’

Inge dyed Anna’s blonde hair black and cut it short in the Raggedy Ann style of the West Berlin girl whose picture is in the passport. Then, together, the sisters walked to the border, Inge with her own pass and Anna with the passport of the black-haired West Berlin girl. The border guard was very suspicious. He asked many questions and kept them waiting for fifteen minutes while he and others went over the passport. But finally he let them through, and we are together again. Inge may be a doctor yet.

The motivation to flee amid great risks:  Freedom

life:

Now, nearly 50 years after these Freedom Rides and in celebration of King’s birthday, LIFE.com presents never-seen photos taken by LIFE photographer Paul Schutzer, tracking King and the nation-changing movement he led, from the monuments of Washington to the streets of the Deep South.
NEVER SEEN: MLK & The Freedom Rides

life:

Now, nearly 50 years after these Freedom Rides and in celebration of King’s birthday, LIFE.com presents never-seen photos taken by LIFE photographer Paul Schutzer, tracking King and the nation-changing movement he led, from the monuments of Washington to the streets of the Deep South.

NEVER SEEN: MLK & The Freedom Rides