Power Softly

Power Softly

Governing is the opposite of control, not the opposite of anarchy. Anarchy is only 90° off from control and governance.

Governing is soft-handed guidance of a society with a mind of its own.

Governance leads people by recognizing who the people are and thus calling them whatever and whomever they already chose to be.

People have ambitions and responses, a psychology. They respond negatively to bad rules and appreciate rules that fit their daily routines.

When leaders don’t govern softly and fittingly, people rebel. Whoever rebels with hard fists fail, but well-fitting soft-handedness always wins, whether in leadership or rebellion thereof.  · · · →

Beauty Wins War

Beauty Wins War

Even after he has been dead almost nine years, Michael Jackson remains the most popular entertainer of all time, and the most popular household name second to Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Jesus made things out of wood, including our salvation.

Rather than listing acclaimed artists through the centuries, look at people who inspire us to live with more energy. Mao Tse Tung was wrong, no gun barrel can stop the masses when their hearts are strengthened by hope.

Let your artwork blossom. Whatever skill you have, cultivate it, prune it, feed it, strengthen it, do whatever to let it flourish.  · · · →