I’m really not sorry to have to tell you this . . . but:
Top-down change doesn’t work.
Oh, granted, it appears to have an immediate impact, an edict . . . a proclamation . . . a law . . . a mission statement . . . a creed . . .
. . . so does spanking my kid or insulting my neighbor . . . both because they were being imperfectly human . . . or being a child . . .
because they were being bad . . . well, maybe not entirely . . .
because they were being wrong . . . well, not completely . . .
well . . . because they were just being a ‘different than me’ kind of human . . .
well . . . now that I think about it . . . not always that different than me . . .
well . . . just about or on those things that are really important to me . . .
. . . but not about or on those things that are really important to them . . .
. . . equally . . . seriously equal equal that’s what we talking about
And when we realize that we are not even trying to move in that direction anymore . . .
well . . . honestly . . . between you and me . . . does this feel anywhere close to good?
Change that is genuine rises from within—it’s bottom up—inside to out. Always has been
It is a force that never has to use force. It is our choice.