In response to yesterday...
A couple of reader comments to share and amplify
I’ll first start with these from Anna Purcell:
All rules and regulations and norms can be taken too far, you can over-optimize any vector. All good ideas taken past a certain point impinge on someone’s rights or preferences. Where that point is slides according to lots of things. Exercising judgement is hard — to begin with, and to live with — but nothing is tidy
In Jim speak? Everybody poops.
Anna was a city councillor in Nelson BC. She offered this following nugget:
We all kind of know this but in positions like the one I had on council you really see the gorgeous quilt of variety in your community (and therefor the world) and how we all move in these little circles with our more-or-less likeminded buddies, thinking we know what’s what and that we know how to solve all the world’s problems. I spent SO MUCH energy trying to show people how, whatever dream they have for the world, or our community, that vision is someone else’s idea of hell, and they’re just as passionate, articulate, e…
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