On hope

So I’ve been going through some old forum posts of mine tonight. I’m currently on a kick of self-reflection for reasons not to be disclosed at the moment.

An old post of mine regarding the future:

Start with imagining what it would look like if it gets better. Then start imagining in what ways it could get better. Then start convincing others to play the same game. Eventually, that game will spread. Some people playing the game will then turn around and do things like write stories, blog posts, make films, write music, or do other things to try to inspire others to work towards that same goal. Eventually some smart and/or compassionate people will figure out how to translate those imaginings into something actionable. Some actions will conflict with other actions, and society will have to take some steps back and retry other actions, but hopefully society will do it’s best to pull it’s head out of it’s ass and real progress will eventually happen.

This is the stuff of dreams that play out over generations. Perhaps you or I will not see any real progress in our lifetimes. But we’re the stepping stones to that realizable future, right now.

That’s the hope anyway. Take it as you will.

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