(Copied and pasted from the Transition in Action site, now edited to recognize #Occupy.)

 

In another blog, I decried the resignation that saturates our culture.  Deep down, people have known that real life isn't so hard and precarious as is the real world.  People knew that almost everyone has more worth and potential than systems of the so-called real world acknowledge and nourish.

Most people don't know how to get themselves out of their diminishment while busy, or exhausted from, coping.  Duh!  Where would they have learned that trick?

If you have a clue or clues, show some the way!  Pay it forward.  Affirm the worth and potential of each one.

The oppressive myth was that only money makes things happen.  People are getting out from under it.

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Comment by Ben Roberts on November 5, 2011 at 10:07am

Yes, indeed.  Relates to the "gift economy" concept that I am fascinated by.

Comment by Lindsay Newland Bowker on November 6, 2011 at 1:21pm

That dull unawakened layer of sludge we all carry around..all those not very wise habits we repeat blindly, words we use without connection to their meaning, things we buy and use without connection to the violence and degradation our purchases support..can be pierced and then shed in surprising ways..like our stumbling on the difference between "job" and "work", seeing a documentary like Blue Gold ( about water) or Michael Moore's Capitalism a Love Affair; the homeless man who ran angry into the yoga circle..and then stll not fully awake, we just start walking towards that  new place and and suddenly what we now see and what we now choose changes 

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