STEP TWO

Apologize

Apologizing turns us from the inward focus of grief, outward to the Others who were harmed. Around money, apologies are due for where the wealth came from—almost always from the theft of land and resources, the exploitation of slaves and low-wage workers. Apologies are due for how that wealth was maneuvered out of appropriate taxation—off shore, into havens, into foundations—and shirked its responsibility in paying for roads, bridges, public schools, firefighters, eldercare, etc. Apologies are due for the majority of investments, which support harmful industries, practices, and regimes. Apologies are due for the greed and pettiness that characterize a lot of our everyday behavior and interactions around money, all of which ...

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