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Mon Mar 5, 2018, 09:27 PM

22. Many years ago

(so long ago that I was actually young!), a Clan Mother told me that when the world spins faster and faster, and distant things begin to spin out of control, to make sure to take time -- alone, or with family and friends -- and inhabit a slow-moving space for a period of time. And to do so as often, and for as long, as needed before stepping back in to fight the Good Fight. I am fortunate in that I can do this.

I also get strength from being able to interact, from time to time, with young people. I sense a new wave of powerful energy in many of the college students I've been meeting with. And those I've seen in the media, these amazing high school students. I tell them that a lot of people my age were and are committed to social and environmental justice ....that things would actually be much worse, if we hadn't engaged in the struggle. And we're still here, doing our best. But we aren't handing off a very good world to their generation.

I suggest that examine issues for themselves, as young people. Consider what us older people say, evaluate our tactics, but do not accept any of it on face value. Come up with the solutions they determine are required, then dig in for a long and difficult struggle. Think for themselves, and act for others. Fight the Good Fight.

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