Nobody said this was going to be easy. Progress does not breed more progress, but reaction. Take it on the chin. Let it sink in: millions of your compatriots are attracted to a strong man with ugly manners and hateful rhetoric whose main appeal is that he “speaks his mind.” Or, rather, millions of your compatriots prefer that strong man to a woman with 30 years of public service and concrete plans to help children and the poor.
Time to get to work.
Make beautiful things. Connect with your fellow humans. Listen. Care.
Resist the siren call of victimhood, the sweet whistle of rage, the adrenaline of scapegoating. Nobody promised us an unimpeded path to a better world. We have to fight for it.
Now’s when we find out what we’re made of.