A friend asked me the other day, "...given the sorry state of so much in the world, what's possible to look forward to?"
The state isn't sorry. It's wide open.
Interest rates are super low, violence is close to an all time low, industries are being remade and there's more leverage for the insurgent outsider than ever before in history.
The status quo is taking a beating, there's no question about it. That's what makes it a revolution.
I said this nine years ago and I stand by it. In the years since I wrote this essay, people have started social movements, built billion dollar companies, toppled dictators, found new jobs, learned new skills and generally made a ruckus.