You will never know Mr Jack Shreve

What do you stand for?

The saddest thing is that people don’t care.

They don’t care about you.

Your problems.

What you can do (unless it’s something for them).

And they don’t care if you win or lose.

All they care about is themselves.

And then they wonder why they aren’t getting where they want to be and why they aren’t rich.

Fleetingly, Right before they go back to Flakebook.

That’s just people.

Ask most people and that’s the opposite of what they will tell you, they will tell you that they want to make a difference, to be remembered, to do worthwhile things.

But how would you go about making a difference, being noticed and changing the world if you keep doing the same worthless things over and over.

Take the story of Mr Jack Shreve.

Now there is a guy who impacted the lives of millions and they never knew.

And will probably never know.

Jack was advocating on behalf of consumers in front of the Florida Public Service Commission who set the rates and standards on public utilities like Electricity, Gas, and Water supply.

His mission?

To keep rate increases as low as possible, to improve water quality and service, and to turn over troubled utilities to entities that could run them better and with greater efficiency.

and a small piece from his Tampa Bay Times obituary tells a better story

“He never cared about a person’s political beliefs, party affiliation or any of the multitude of divisive issues that Tallahassee is known for. Rather, he cared only about what he could do to help make the life of a utility customer a little better. The impact of his work lives on in the millions of people whose lives he made better.”