Criticize by Creating

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 06 Apr 2009 14:12:48 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Max Borders at TCS Daily - don't like something about the world? Want to make it better? Don't protest. Don't complain. Don't vote. Don't run for office. Start a business, and create the solution yourself. A review of Be the Solution, a book by Michael Strong of FLOW (Freedom Lights Our World). [root]

If not inspired, those who absorb Be the Solution may come away feeling a little sick. Our society wastes so much time and resources on tit-for-tat politics. I know. Game theory says "they force our hand." But we must acknowledge that the decline of Tocqueville's America is due in large measure to diverting resources and manpower to titanic tug-o-wars over which party gets to be our masters. Be the Solution represents a radical new paradigm of social change--one that eschews politics. Apart from the title, that paradigm can be distilled into three words attributed to Michelangelo: "Criticize by creating."

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