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Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future by Michael Drew, Roy Williams

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CHAPTER TWO

“We” versus “Me”

The energies of a duality drive the Pendulum of public opinion.

On one side is “Me,” the individual—unique, special, and possessing unlimited potential.

Figure 2.1 “ME” cycle.

Figure 2.1 “ME” cycle

1.   demands freedom of expression;

2.   applauds personal liberty;

3.   believes one man is wiser than a million men: “A camel is a racehorse designed by a committee”;

4.   wants to achieve a better life;

5.   is about big dreams;

6.   desires to be Number One: “I came, I saw, I conquered”;

7.   admires individual confidence and is attracted ...

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