The Crossover Point

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Jane VanFossen
Jane VanFossen
1 year ago

Important ideas gracefully expressed, Rusty. Crossover Points for me come with a sense of lifting a heavy load, (usually more than I think I’m capable of lifting) and an acute awareness of the “unbearable responsibility of being a sovereign individual” (a Jordan Peterson phrase I like a lot). Your conundrum of scale-of-activity with a dividing line between “what we know to be true” and “what we need others to believe to be true” offers much to ponder.

Victor K
Victor K
1 year ago

There are three books from last century which I would always recommend if asked: 1984, Brave New World, and The Firm. The first two are about central government (totalitarianism being the low-hanging-fruit). The third is about your local institution and your interactions with it. Perhaps only in fiction does the individual triumph over the crossover point.

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