Running away may be one of our natural, instinctive responses…but that doesn’t mean it’s a good one, a smart one, or a virtuous one.
The story we Americans like to tell ourselves about our country is pretty much designed to make us feel anxious about the present, and the future.
It isn’t just about your psychology. It’s about your place in society.
Things aren’t going to get better on their own. What we need is a clear, concrete, accessible, realistic, practical, collective, unifying, commonsense plan.
We don’t have a problem with the will or the desire to change. We have a problem with turning that desire into effective action.
We’ve shattered what should be one common project of figuring stuff out into a million specialized pieces, and pitted them all against each other.