Frustration and the quick fix

Frustration leads us to want the quick fix—frustration with the complexity of our times, frustration with our perceived inability to get our voice heard, frustration with how deeply entrenched our problems are. Not only are our problems out there, but we expect “the leaders” to “solve” them, whatever those terms might mean.

So, because negotiations pay no attention to the clock and peace pays no attention to the calendar, we grow frustrated and thing of force. In our communities, this scales down to shutting off conversation and our personal duty to engage our imaginations—in favor of government or leaders or experts—a use of paid-for force.

Instead, we could engage and own our future.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on December 4th, 2007 | No Comments »

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