I first put pen to paper in the weeks and months directly following the news that I would be a father and I’ve completed the bulk of it in the many months following the birth of my son Owen.
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.
Optimism and positivity are powerful and positive forces in my life. I don’t know what I’d do without that perspective. But more and more, I wonder if I use them to avoid, deflect, and repress sadness.
The world that should be will never exist. But the world that could be is coming into focus right now.
If you really listen, this belief is EVERYWHERE. And, in my mind, is perhaps the most destructive and demonstrably untrue belief we carry with us.
I thought to myself, “Has this been here the whole time?”