Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I Want to Change the World

When I was a young man, our generation was going to change the world. We were sure that we had it figured out and that we understood where the previous generations (including those who were gong to change the world before we thought of it) went wrong.

But then we realized two very important things. One was that changing the world wasn't free. Rather, it was very, very expensive. The other was that as the people who were changing the world, we were on the hook for a lot of that price tag.

And so the world went unchanged. There is a part of me that wants to say that we sold out, but I think that to do so would imply that we could have managed it, if we'd just persisted. But in the end, we didn't have a realistic idea of what were doing, or a unified plan for doing it. Just like everyone else who'd thought to change the world.

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