Here’s another secret. We don’t change anything with force, with cunning, with guile, with brutality, with power over. Why not? The reason is very simple. Those things have been with us always — since we were barely human, beating one another dead with stones. The more of those we bring into being, the less we are really doing anything new, worthwhile, or meaningful.
…brittle. We don’t seem very compassionate these days, do we? This age has made us brittle, somehow. Everyone’s always ready to snap. Why is that? Well, partly it’s because we’re all too hard on one another — and that is because we’re trying to change each other.