Ruy Teixeira Thank you for reading and commenting.
In your interview in The Atlantic, you stated,
“Anger is ultimately demoralizing. If you want to sustain a political movement over the long-term then optimism is essential. It’s what will keep people from throwing up their hands and giving up.”
I’d like to add…
Which is why focusing people on the left — and right — on positive, enduring principles, such as fairness, is vital.
It’s far easier to motivate people and get them to remember and practice a single, solid principle, than to wear everyone out trying to coordinate their 1000 issues and 10,000 interest groups.
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”