I "get it" that knowledge of self is important, but if you don't do something productive with that knowledge, what have you really accomplished? As I scroll down the list of thread titles within this forum, it seems to me that the issues that are most pressing within our community are noticably absent and in cases where those issues are raised, there seem to be no positive, constructive goals, solutions, or plans. Some of the issues that IMO are pressing for our community would be: Unemployment rate Incarceration rate High School Drop-out Rate Fatherless homes Spread of STD's Murder/violence Why is there no real attention given to these issues? When I say attention, I mean a focused effort to quantify and reduce the negative statistics. Does everyone agree that we have a problem in each of these areas? What specific actions can we as individuals and we as a community take to reduce the unemployment rate, the incarceration rate, the drop-out rate, the rate of fatherless homes, etc.?