What “is” today? Oh, right... Tuesday...
> I still wanna write the “next great American novel”, > still want some level of recognition, and as Duane > “Master of Disaster” Peters says: “I still gotta make > my mark”. I don't know if I will get there, though. I > don't waste my time with doubt because if I have the > creative juices TO write a great book, I wouldn't waste my > time with doubting how well it could do. Or the reviews > it would get. Or the feedback I would receive. To simply > DO the thing would be enough.
You kind of are doing it, here – just not in accord with the polished novel archetype.
How could it when news is “without”, whereas change can only come from “within”? (Never mind the fact that most news is merely self-righteous variation on the theme of “shit's fucked up” – as if reading/hearing that indefinitely could lead to much beyond deafness of ears....)
I'm vaguely remembering someone tossing about a phrase akin to “be the change” in these parts semi-recently. That sounds closer to what could possibly work, albeit only were it occur at masses scale. But how could that possibly come to pass – especially when most think simply repeating such a phrase in their head is the same as literally be-ing change?
<goes back to looking forward to non-existence>
Holy cowbells! I've not seen that word since the last time I read Gurdjieff's “Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson”!
> The problems of poverty, income inequality, climate > change, racism, oppression, misinformation can all be > talking points but the messaging has been loud and clear, > if it doesn't suit our self interest, then it doesn't suit > anything else either.