Monday, February 4, 2008

Excellent post on correct action

I often talk with my friends about correct action, about a healthy balance between ignorance of politics and immersion/activism, about how to stay sane and feel connected when it can seem like the world is going to hell in a handbasket around us.

Stu over at Palouse Diary has written a sterling post regarding some of these things that I encourage you to check out.

Enjoy the work of talented friends,


1 comment:

Stu Farnham said...

That post really started after I made a commont on another blog about pacifism and ho hard it is for some people to accept pacifism as a way of life or an effective form of action. That, in turn, led me to consider my own struggles with cynicism as well as my attempts to remain in the world (as opposed from withdrawing) and yet not become angry, or cynical, or frustrated,

While the examples in the post are about politics, the topic of the post is truly about creating possibilites everywhere we find ourselves. It's an amalgam of my own thinking and John Minear's insight about giving up control and replacing it with influence.

At the end of the day, there are few things we can really do: create possibilities, influence outcomes, and be at peace in the world.