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The Opposite of Evil is No Longer Goodness

Lady Liberty getting arrested. "Being 'good'—kind and honest with those we touch directly—is admirable and desirable, but we need more," writes the author. "It's time to elevate another virtue: courage." (Democracy Spring - April 2016) This is the 8th of Frances' Thought Sparks Video Series as she opens her heart about what fortifies her in this scary time & shares her often-surprising takes on themes of hope, democracy, and courage. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My headline is provocative, so let me quickly explain, starting with a huge claim about what’s unique about our world in this moment. Then I ask, Our era has been dubbed the Anthropocene because for the first time we humans are making our mark

What is Courage?

Fear can be a seedling for change. Green Belt Movement tree nursery in Tumutumu Hills, Kenya. (Photograph by Ariel Poster) Originally published on Common Dreams, November 19, 2018 This is the 7th of Frances' Thought Sparks Video Series as she opens her heart about what fortifies her in this scary time & shares her often-surprising takes on themes of hope, democracy, and courage. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tough, brave, fearless.Don’t these words capture what courage means? Maybe not. For me, courage is simply doing what I thought I could not do. It’s acting for what I care about most, not because I’m fearless but …fear that my action isn’t enough, that I’ll be alone, or that it’s all futile, anyway

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