Congratulations for knowing that love is enough, against a history of feeling like nothing would ever be enough. Congratulations for recognizing that you will want more sometimes, because that’s how human animals are, and you will forgive yourself and be patient with yourself and not burn anything down just because you’re in A Big Mood. Congratulations for noticing that you had become a deeply distorted, self-absorbed person, but congratulations, also, for allowing yourself some room to be your intellectual, vainglorious, arty-farty bitch self now and then. BECAUSE IT’S FUN, MY BITCHES, AND FUN MATTERS.
When you build a thing you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must also repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, and more whole; and the thing which you make takes its place in the web of nature, as you make it.
In spite of this worldwide system of linkages, there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that communication is breaking down everywhere, on an unparalleled scale… What appears [in the media] is generally at best a collection of trivial and almost unrelated fragments, while at worst, it can often be a really harmful source of confusion and misinformation. -- Bohm
Different groups … are not actually able to listen to each other. As a result, the very attempt to improve communication leads frequently to yet more confusion, and the consequent sense of frustration inclines people ever further toward aggression and violence, rather than toward mutual understanding and trust.