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.
If I truly am committed to change, being a change agent, and all that comes with that, I simply can’t give in to despair and numbing.
Donald Trump has now made pretending impossible.
If we truly valued diversity and inclusion, then we would have a preference for accepting and welcoming conflicting viewpoints We would welcome those who hold opposing beliefs as neighbors and assume they have good intentions. But we don’t.
If by some miracle, I did hone my talents to somehow approximate Wallace’s genius, my mind would still come up with another reason to not do the work, to not put myself out there, to stay safe, small.
The only necessary ingredient of your mindfulness practice is you take yourself out of the need to be productive. Take yourself out of your thoughts.
We can develop all the technologies we want. But if our motivations, beliefs, and ways of perceiving the world stay stagnant, we’ll still be the same.
You are going to f*ck up.
Being truly kind is about making service to others more important than being liked.
We are seeing another polarization within a polarization featuring all the same dynamics we’ve come to see between the American left and right: contempt, ridicule, purity tests, an assumption of bad intentions, and blame.
The work is not in convincing those who don’t think like us to think differently. The work is in encouraging those who do to step up and act.
What necessary questions have not been asked here as both sides hurl their insults at one another?