A crash course in changing the world.
|What surprised me most about how people react in a crisis is who they become.
First, they preserve themselves.
Then, they seek group preservation.
Then, they try to place blame.
Then, they seek Justice.
Finally, they renormalize.
I see this lately with people trying to get justice from Goldman Sachs and those who asked for a bailout and participated in the huge financial crisis that we are…
Posted on April 30, 2010 at 12:13am
What I will have to pass on.
I've thought a lot about this recently, because I have had the time to pause and reflect about my life thus far. What kind of legacy do I want to leave? What do I want to pass on, knowledge to the younger generation?
As far as I…Continue
Posted on April 29, 2010 at 11:49pm — 7 Comments
Here's how we can have urban resiliency.
1. Everyone, get on your bike.
2. Everyone have a backyard garden.
3. Everyone get a cistern for your runoff, so you can have access to clean water.
4. Everyone, if you know someone who would…Continue
Posted on April 29, 2010 at 11:38pm — 4 Comments
I imagine a day when our system of exchange will be based on the good that nonprofits actually do. I imagine a day when a woman in the Congo who is helping the women in her town recover from rape can get a $100,000 grant from a billionaire in New York.
I imagine the day when our barriers will be broken down enough so that anyone who applies for a grant…Continue
Posted on April 29, 2010 at 10:52pm — 5 Comments