"Movements for social justice have long insisted on 'naming the system' because the relationships among thought, language, and emancipation are intimate and fundamental to power."
"A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension."
Democracy is slow, and that’s a good thing. Its pace reflects the tens of millions of conversations that occur in families, among neighbors, co-workers and friends, within communities, cities and states, gradually stirring the sleeping giant of democracy to action.
"I knew I was getting somewhere when I began losing interest in the beginnings and the ends of things."
How we are at the small scale is how we are at the large scale. The patterns of the universe repeat at scale. What we practice at the small scale sets the patterns for the whole system.
The next phase of human evolution is about collaboration not competition, but the belief that our survival still depends on being the fittest is fundamentally entrenched in our language and culture. Instead of being the fittest, we should think about how each of us fits into a complex and collective human endeavor to make the world more beautiful for more people.
“The three questions we must ask when we are building things: To what end. At what cost. At whose expense”
— Srinija Srinivasan