To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic.… What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives.… And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future.
In writing this book, I’ve focused very little on “what’s wrong” in our country and the world. We get enough of that every time we turn on the news or open a newspaper or go online to see what’s happening. I wanted to give you a different message, a message of hope. But we also have to look at the reality around us.
Every day we are flooded with bad news: ...