2009: the year of the optimism uprising

“Ultimately, though, we need something more than better answers. We need millions of people who are willing to teach the teachable, comfort the disheartened and confront the scoundrels. We need to take our politics public and take on the whole culture of cynical defeatism. On some days, I think we need an optimism uprising.” (Alex Steffen, Worldchanging: the Politics of Optimism)

An optimism uprising. That’s what I wish you for 2009. That you may have the courage, the spirit and the joy to do so. That you may find yourself rewarded and appreciated. That you may touch others and get touched yourself. And if in doubt, let me know. I’ll be here to let you know: yes, you can.

Kind regards,

Hannes

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