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  •  Thank you, Burned (8+ / 0-)

    That really means a lot to me. I agree that it's important to point out atrocities and less than perfect things where and when they happen, but they tend to suck up so much oxygen that it really becomes distorted. Reading the news one would think that there is nothing but bloody murder and ill will in this world, but it's pretty amazing how many things have to go right every day for 7 billion people just to survive, much less to love and laugh and learn.

    When I step into my neighborhood or travel abroad, most of what I see is people doing the best they can, trying to make it work for themselves and their communities, for the most part getting along and at least trying to improve things. So that's my starting point, my own observation, and I've found that I am much more motivated by trying to inspire and point out our better angels than trying to tear people down. And it seems to be a good political strategy as well, as people are generally more willing to listen if we grant them their full humanity, warts and all.

    As far as the FP, that would probably be fun, but also difficult for me to take on another unpaid assignment. The way it is, I get to write and comment here when I can, and I just have fun with it and be part of this amazing community. That said, who could refuse Markos? ;-)

    Ecology is the new Economy => Kosonomy

    by citisven on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 05:11:32 PM PDT

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