a useful lament


‘An artist is someone who brings new thinking and generosity to his work, who does human work that changes another for the better.’*

‘Several forces seem to be driving this global shift [the revolution from within]: the birth of civil society as a global force, the rise of the creative class, and the emergence of a new spirituality.’**

It is important to lament: to feel some grief or sorrow deeply until it changes us.

When we don’t lament long enough at something that is wrong or painful, it’s too easy to do nothing.

When we are caught in continuous lamenting, it’s too easy to do nothing.

Hope comes when we are moved to imaginatively and creatively make some change; perhaps first of all on our own, and then together with others.

I have hope in the future because of what each of us is capable of doing.

(*From Seth Godin’s Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?)
(*From Otto Scharmer’s Theory U.)

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