“Where the personal gets political”! What is all that about?
Although it is undoubtedly a big mistake to leap from the particular to the general, what I have always passionately believed is that we have a collective consciousness that is more than the sum of the parts.
To see what happens to us as part of a bigger picture is to see events in context. In this way we can begin to make sense of the world in which we live, and only then can we start to address the question of what we want to do about it!
We each find our way to shaping our opinions by re-examining the rainbow of observations we encounter with each new turn of the kaleidoscope of daily life. No turn is complete or conclusive, but each turn is revealing and intriguing.
Change is made by hundreds and thousands of little adjustment to preconceptions. Respectful discourse and open-minded engagement is both a responsibility and a passion. In today’s world it seems more important than ever to stay explicitly engaged with politics, economics, ethics, art, science and culture.
I feel we are on the cusp of change. We collectively have a role in making that change happen. Open Lines is intended to be part of that positive collective dialogue on the world around us.