Can we fight without hating? Can we advocate for tones that we believe are most aligned with our values, that we believe are most conducive to change, without policing for them?
Our awareness of the challenges we face always outpaces our ability to solve them. We always place our ideals ahead of us, just out of reach of our reality.
We can’t fix our systems. We have to evolve into new ones.
Can we speak truth to power while at the same time acknowledging the inherent incompleteness and flaws of our truth? How?
We have to find a way to balance our presumption of innocence with our presumption of truthful accusation.
The truth is: social media isn’t eroding how we interact with one another. It’s changing it. Society isn’t collapsing. It’s changing.
There will be more tax bills in the future, more sex offenders in power, more devastation of our conservation lands. There will be an endless supply of things to be rightfully outraged by.
The world is a brilliant, wondrous place, so long as we judge it for what it is.
The only thing of value that can be done with privilege is to leverage its power into something useful, something that can help rectify the pain and suffering all around us.
It’s time to dispel the belief that cynicism and despair are the only ways to show we care.
I live life simply trying to discover and honor all the parts of me that can’t be reconciled.
Stop arguing that we should raise taxes. Instead, make the very reasonable assertion that we should have more public money and less money for the super rich to hoard.
Facts don’t often change peoples minds. People follow their hearts and instincts.
Occasionally, when the stars align, we can actually observe the hard edge of change, a moment when society at large decides that enough is enough.
The most impactful change agents come up with interventions that change the systems rather than simply put a Band-Aid on their negative effects.
With an increasingly global economy and global effects of climate change, we are bound to one another, now and forever.
How we consciously and intentionally use competition as a tool for a better world?
The only way I can truly be helpful in confronting misogyny is when I realize it flows through me and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.
It was back in college when I first heard about ayahuasca from a housemate of mine.…
Before we do anything of value and impact, we must first commit to it in our own hearts and minds. Thoughts and prayers can accomplish this.
It’s time for our society to move past silly abstractions and deflections like “good” and “evil”. It’s time to take responsibility for the mayhem we create for ourselves.
If we are only focused on opposing Trump, ultimately the best we can do is simply return to the status quo before him.
The radical change agent today does not waste time opposing Trump and his supporters. She just ignores them whenever possible.
Tribalism is not a failed system. It’s just a limited system, one that is healthy and helpful to an extent and dangerous when taken to the extreme.
We need to see that humanity is deeply beautiful, imaginative, loving, and capable of incredible transformation and action in the face of climate change.