Ross Raven wrote:
Organising protests, learning to love the whales, drum circles and changing lightbulbs becomes a self anestitising placebo.
Ross Raven wrote:This is only a small portion of the disruptions we know. Not the theoretical possibilities that go along with those. Not the black swans.
Ross Raven wrote:So, for about 5 years now, I've been telling people, You must get a garden in the ground right now.
Jack Edmondson wrote: I ran out of gas trying to make a difference in 2011. 6 years in, and not listening to a word I had to say with any recognition was enough for me. My focus now is only preparation. I realized that my time was much better spent and productive, if I cared about someone, to prepare extra for them in their ignorance.
All that to say, sometimes the best action is no action at all. If you really want to help folks, be ready to give them a net for a short period of time while they mourn the loss of the past. But then give them the tools to get busy and contribute.