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July 20, 2021

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A Counterculture of Commitment

In the dark of the moon, in flying snow, in the dead of winter, war spreading, families dying, the world in danger, I walk the rocky hillside, sowing clover.

– Wendell Berry –

A Counterculture of Commitment

“I have come to believe that this is the defining characteristic of our generation: Keeping our options open. There’s this philosopher, Zygmunt Bauman — he called it “liquid modernity” — we never want to commit to any one identity or place or community… so we remain, like liquid, in a state that can adapt to fit any future shape. Liquid modernity is Infinite Browsing Mode…but for everything in our lives.” In this 2018 commencement address, civic advocate Pete Davis makes a case for commitment as a powerful, transformative countercultural force in an age of restlessness and indecision. { read more }

Be The Change

Learn more about Davis’ recent book: “Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing.” { more }

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