It takes a village.
Whether it was my
I am not simply a culmination of my experiences in my home and a blending of genes from the people I call parents.
Sure, parents were important.
But it was the collective effort of my parents, my sister, my friends’ parents, my friends themselves, basketball and soccer coaches, Girl Scout Troop leaders, teachers and debate coaches alike that contributed to the woman I am today.
I am not writing to denounce my
I write with the intention of reminding the Auburn Family of what a community means – at all levels.
The words “public sector” or “government” carry a certain sort of distaste and disappointment with them.
There is ample reason for those frustrations. But it is not the end all, be all of the
No one built their wealth or completed a great task or project entirely on their own.
Roads were used that were funded by taxpayer dollars, or planes were utilized that are regulated by the FAA or trains built as a result of government-led initiatives.
Currency is exchanged that is considered fiat – its value is created simply from the word of the government.
All of this occurs because the FDA and the CFPB maintain the safety of our food and shampoo and prescriptions and protect us from fraud and corruption in the financial sector.
Whether it’s the members of a small suburban community or the public administrators that make up various government agencies, we must remember that each and every one of us has a role to play in ensuring the success of the individuals around us.
With that knowledge, we can start to build a better world – together.
And the less that we work together, the more vulnerable our world, our nation, our communities and we all are.