How to Get Ahead During These Changing Times

Change is more an opportunity than a problem with the exception of the lazy and scared.

John Halstead
5 min readApr 14, 2022


We all have some of this in us, but we can change.

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“Your silence will not protect you.”
― Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

You only live once. It is my earnest hope that you will make your life be limitless for yourself and others in your life. Life can be as spectacular as a meteoroid shower or to my more romantic side an evening where the sky becomes a large movie screen and shooting stars grace the night. It can also be as evil and hard to understand as waging war on the innocent. May you be so great in your wisdom and guidance that you change the destiny of evil and enlighten the hopeless with the infinite size of our world. Be so wise and so generous through humility to make yourself a memory for the ages to grow from.

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We live in a time of great change that is taking place at rates of speed to fast to comprehend. If you are not growing now you are already falling behind. We do not have anywhere near the time that the dinosaurs did. If you are not growing start now. Right now. Do what you can to make life more efficient and to make yourself of greater service to others.

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I myself have been a grumpy old dinosaur that made excuses for my shortcomings. I came up with some that were very appealing. I labeled myself old school. When I worked with much younger people, which may be the case now, they found amusement in my rigid though brilliant thoughts and beliefs about how things ought to be. The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter…



John Halstead

I grew up in New York, lived in Vermont for a decade, and then moved to Texas for twenty years. I am currently a school teacher a blogger and a podcaster.