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  • Writer's pictureDave Picozzi

Why I'm Enthusiastic About 2024!

Updated: Jan 22

Happy New Year 2024 to our communities and volunteers. Being a leap year, we get an extra day to uplift each other and come together. While the past few years have presented us with unprecedented obstacles, they've also ignited a collective spirit of resilience and determination. That's the driving force behind founding our Empowered Community, Inc. nonprofit organization.

A community orientated fireworks celebration wishing health and hope for 2024
Why I'm Enthusiastic About 2024!
Here are a few reasons I'm embracing hope and possibility for 2024 with an optimism for you to join in that enthusiasm

1. Prioritizing Well-being:

The pandemic underscored the importance of both physical and mental health. In 2024, let's do healthy, fun, social community activities, making new friends and improving our well-being.

2. Rising Above Division:

2023 witnessed rising social and political polarization. However, amidst the discord, we've also seen the power of unity and empathy. In 2024, let's come together through community activities to build friendships. When people get to know each other as individuals, there is less chance of labeling them with political views. Most people share values, needs and concerns at the community level. By exposing this commonality, there is opportunity for discussions where each of us can be heard and move towards a more inclusive society. The difference we make in our communities can have a larger impact, making a better future for our families and loved ones.

3. Reclaiming Trust and Truth:

The spread of misinformation has eroded trust in institutions and media. In 2024, we can strive for a more informed society by supporting fact-checking initiatives, promoting critical thinking skills, and demanding transparency from those in power.

4. Embracing Innovation and Essential Life Education:

Technological advancements continue to accelerate, offering solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. Let's take a little time to learn how artificial intelligence can serve us daily to give us back time, reduce efforts, and help us solve problems normally beyond us. Essential life education coupled with financial knowledge can help secure our future and reduce life pressures. Separately, from healthcare to climate change to food security, innovation has the potential to transform our world for the better.

5. Taking on Climate Change:

No one wants a filthy, toxic local community where families and our next generation cannot enjoy the air, land, food, animals, outdoors, and health that we did growing up. The urgency of climate action has become increasingly evident. In 2024, we can expect to see continued scientific and technological advancements in cleaner energy, renewed commitments to sustainability from world leaders, and a growing wave of grassroots environmental activism. This collective effort is a gift we can give those that follow us.

As we raise a toast to the new year, let's remember that the future is not set in stone. It is shaped by our choices, our actions, and our collective will. Let's make 2024 a year of unity, progress, and positive change. Let's embrace the hope that lies ahead and work together to create a world we envisioned as children.

Here's to a happy, healthy, and hopeful 2024!


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