By Victoria Lynn Hall
“We can’t change anything until we get some fresh ideas, until we begin to see things differently.” – James HillmanTweet
Some people may find it incongruous that one of the people I’ve learned the most about history from is someone who has lived through less of it than I have. And yet, I think it is precisely his ability to look at it with a fresher perspective that allows Jesse to see the past more clearly than I do.
We gather experience with age, yes, but we also gather a lot of baggage that keeps us not just from grasping new ideas, but also from letting go of old ones.
That’s not to say that age doesn’t bring wisdom but that’s less of a given if we don’t also acquire humility.
To me, humility implies a willingness to see things differently and surrender to the outcome of that. Sometimes that willingness may prove us right; sometimes wrong, and other times leave us in an unsettled state of confusion. But we subject ourselves to these possibilities because we believe that there is a truth higher than our own or even anyone else’s; a truth that is not a destination as much as it is a guiding principle; leading us ever onward and upward in our understanding.
Maybe it is because politics lacks this kind of humility and truth that it is so slow to progress. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait for it to evolve before we do.
Jesse mentioned issues involving Loudon County and the recent elections in Virginia. For more information on that, I suggest reading this piece by Matt Taibbi: The Red-Pilling of Loudoun County, Virginia
I mentioned that “History Rhyming” has been a theme of Jesse’s recent tweets. Here’s a couple examples:
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A Los Angeles native, Jesse Crall graduated from UCLA’s English Department before working as a copywriter, script reader and project manager for an engineering firm.
A self taught artist and creative entrepreneur, Victoria Lynn Hall lives in the Kansas City area with 4 spoiled cats. She believes in art and the magic of kindness.