The title quote comes from the movie The Shift, not yet released. My niece is involved with it and sent me the following preview. It was just the kick in the ass I needed to shift my doom and gloom, so I offer it here. I considered placing it as a comment in dharmasyd’s terrific essay, but decided this is a bit too off the point of the important substance there.
I’m trying to get my feet back under me. I’m not going to have my hope buried by the dense, unconscionable acts of the fatally fearful and greedy. I’m going to join with the spirit dharmasyd’s essay offers.
Maybe this movie is too easy, maybe it’s as shallow as recycling, but it renewed my sense of hope. Maybe most of our hope comes from NGO’s non-profits, informal groups, brave individuals acting alone. Here’s what Derrick Ashong says:
Making the world a better place is not only your responsibility. It’s your choice, it is your blessing, it’s a gift, it’s your opportunity to make your life mean something. So take it.