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.

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