My friend Mo Perry has started a newsletter and it’s great! I’ve long admired the clarity of her writing and her ability to connect seemingly disparate ideas. That said, this sentiment jumped out at me from her most resent one:
But isn’t alarm the only sane response to our modern world? A pandemic raging out of control; blatant corruption enriching the ruthless few while millions scrape by; racial injustice; our democracy hanging by a thread; climate change accelerating. It can seem like the only sensible options are denial or despair.
But I feel the tug of a third option: taking calm, purposeful action in my sphere of influence, while nurturing resilience and wellbeing in myself and my community.
This is something I’ve long practiced but recently have found myself off of the path. I needed this nudge.