The larger and intractable-seeming our problems, the larger and more magnificent the solutions we create. That’s humanity’s crowning achievement: its ability to solve problems in ways that turn problems into pivot points for new and better futures. Anyone who is down on humanity, or down on the future doesn’t understand the greatness that is humanity.
The critical mind (the one that tells you to “be realistic”) wants us to have all the answers, answers to questions we don’t need answers to right now. Your friends and acquaintances and the strangers you talk to about your plans often come from this part of their heads when they tell you you’re stupid, crazy, a pipe dreamer or a Utopian for trying to do what you’re doing.
There are so many reasons NOT to try to change the way things are, I don’t blame people who don’t. I don’t blame those who start trying but give up. I don’t blame those who think they can’t.
Some people believe money equals freedom. The logic goes that because I have money, I don't need to build relationships with people to get what I want. I can just buy it. If I don't have the money to buy what I want, I can just work to earn it, or not work and not … Continue reading Money is freedom?