Have you ever noticed how when somebody talks about their favorite sports team, it’s always “we won” or “we scored a goal”. we like to be a part of the spectacle of the sport, part of that world.
but when we talk about the development of our roads, cities, communities, we’re always saying “they’re making a new highway” or “they’ve discovered a new drug for helping aids victims”. why is it that we seperate ourselves from the part of our society that gets things done? there are no people that exist in any city planning commission or zoning board that are not essentially connected to us. we’re much more connected to those people than the people playing the football game on the field.
it’s not necessary to seperate yourself from the progress and change in society. i would like to change my own thinking on it too, i’d like to hear things like “we’re building new communities for the city.” “WE’re advancing the internet.” “WE determine our future.”
because at the end of the day, we are all together in this. every one of us.