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It is better to ask some of the questions than know all the answers.
-- James Thurber


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Leave outrage behind

Your anger and outrage are well justified. And that’s precisely why you must let them go.

Anger and outrage will call your attention to meaningful problems. But they will not solve those problems.

You won’t make any progress by focusing solely on what you’re opposed to. You make progress by envisioning and working toward what is valuable and desirable.

Go beyond the anger, go beyond the outrage. Go to work and create a more compelling and favorable alternative.

Don’t get sucked into endlessly fighting what you oppose. Instead, get busy making it irrelevant.

Take the energy of your anger and point it in a positive direction. Leave the outrage behind so decisively and successfully that it cannot happen again.

— Ralph Marston

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