There is only one way to feel better about world problems that worry you. It is just like any other problem you might face–like a flat tire. If you have a flat tire, ignoring it won’t help you. Blaming other people for it won’t help you. Similarly, whether you worry about race, climate, environment, world Read more
So many people have come up to me after I’ve made a public appearance and asked me, “What should I do? Inside myself I know that I am called to help the world in some way but I don’t know how.” So I ask, “What do you worry about or care about most in the Read more
These two images show how we can empower ourselves by changing how we see ourselves in relation to the system we want to transform. By the way, these images come from my forthcoming book How to Be Alive, which comes out in January. Join the email list to stay informed.
“A fiddler on the roof. “Sounds crazy, no? “But you might say that every one of us is a fiddler on the roof. Trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck.” These are the opening words of the Broadway classic and movie “The Fiddler on The Roof.” They are spoken by Tevye, Read more
Frustration makes humans turn away. That is simple psychology. When we see something that concerns us, our brain does one of two things to reduce the physiological discomfort of the worry. First, it looks for action and, if it can find it, motivates us to take it. Second, if it can perceive no worthy action–it Read more