A friend of mine recently shared his thoughts on pushing the impossible. I know you will appreciate it, it is really basic, universal, and relevant. Still, in the midst of everyday life, we often lose sight of that which is always right in front of us. We get distracted by daily obligations, and the necessity of maintaining a roof over our heads is increasingly more time consuming for most everyone. That said, here is a little reminder.
The left in this country has been very fractionated. I am not an expert, though I have watched with great interest over the many years to see how organizations have out of necessity responded to the plethora of emergencies over the years. Specialization was seen as the optimum approach, pick and issue and focus like a laser on it until enough resources were brought to bear and change could be affected. That strategy worked to a degree, but it has also failed miserably in as much as we are still facing some serious and ever mounting problems, some much worse than before. We need to push the impossible now. We need to change that strategy and imagine a better one now.
Any athlete or dancer will know immediately what I mean. Going beyond the possible is what a great athlete or dancer is always striving for. Our movement has been stuck in the realm of the possible, and it is now time to push the line at which the impossible becomes possible. We need to find the determination and will to do things we have never done before, and the first step is realizing that the impossible can become possible if we push ourselves enough. It’s time to come together and start to see who we are as a whole. There are so many organizations and individuals working for a better country. Yet like dancers performing their parts in a marvelous ballet on different stages all across the country, until we bring those dancers to the same theater and stage, no one will see the ballet they are working so diligently on.
This is a quick post, just some thoughts I wanted to get out there, obviously it could be said better, but I just wanted to get the idea out there to you. Think on it. Maybe you can add to the discussion. What do we all agree on, how can we come together, what will it take to secure our future?