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Reasons to be cheerful

Because you are sitting at the table even when the table and its participants merit overturning. Because policy matters, and much pain is worth Bene Gesserit-ing through in order for the best possible policy to evolve and eventually exist. Because no one owns anything anymore, not least because where would we put it all? Because in this new terrain, no one owns their co-workers, their fans, their supporters, not even their enemies. Because the extent to which you are passively or actively ignorant of these things is the exact extent to which you and all those above you will be owned. Because if you are careless toward small audiences, how can whatever you think you are saying to large audiences be trusted, and why should you be let anywhere near the responsibility and honor of speech toward both kinds of audiences?

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