We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Finding Positive Meaning In End Times

Click here to access article by Roger Boyd from his blog Humanity's Test.

I could really empathize with the thoughts and feelings expressed in this piece. Referring to a "dark friend that sometimes recedes and sometimes bursts wholesale into my consciousness", he writes:
Grief for a world that currently exists, but is being slowly destroyed as I look on, and will not be there for younger generations.
However, it is clear that he does not let himself succumb to apathy and depression. He is still looking for ways to prevent such a dystopia.