Once you have enough and you find yourself wanting more than enough, it is never going to make you happy. And then all that happens is, when more than enough is not enough, you think it is because you need more than more than enough. The treadmill never stops. The worst thing is, while you are putting all your effort into that, you don’t have time for the things that will actually make you happy. So how do you get off the ride?
I have variously spent parts of my life chasing cash, prestige, experience. I have come up with ideas of what life is for, and clung to them, perhaps because it is to frightening to admit that I just don’t know. Why was I born? Why will I die? What am I for? Many times in my Read more
Please check out my article on the Atlantic Monthly’s website about my activist run for Congress and how citizen politics can help do something about climate and other problems: My unlikely course in activist politicking started with a May call from a member of the executive committee of the Green Party of New York State. The Read more
I got a piece of fan mail from a young woman at Goldsmith College in London calling me her “idol.” I’m not so comfortable with being anyone’s idol and I actually don’t think it does us much good to worship outer idols. Instead we need to give our energy to bringing our inner idols out. Read more
Here is a post I wrote after Hurricane Sandy hit NYC and made is all realize climate change was not a far-away thing. It is just as relevant every time a world event scares you as it was then… Dear friends, I don’t say this often but I am scared. Not scared to the point Read more