Sunday, June 19, 2016

Courage to Change the Systems

"When we become curious about the dissatisfying defaults in our world, we begin to recognize that most of them have social origins: Rules and systems were created by people. And that awareness gives us the courage to contemplate how we can change them.  
Before women gained the right to vote in America, many 'had never before considered their degraded status as anything but natural,' historian Jean Baker observes. As the suffrage movement gained momentum, "a growing number of women were beginning to see that custom, religious precept, and law were in fact man-made and therefore reversible." 
Adam Grant in Originals

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