Thank you Ted for this inspiring and forward looking article. My own belief is that the “focus must be on helping ordinary people to see the need for moving towards a simpler way…” is something that could be innovated on a massive scale throughout society. In particular a simple format like the traditional talking circle could be weaved into a movement that could very possibly go viral, if it was set up well. People are craving connection, and a sense of vision, even if they’ve buried those aspirations beneath apathy, fear, and hopelessness. It’s therefore possible, and I believe, likely, that if we provide a vehicle for those aspirations, people would rise to the invitation and take up the cause.