Moments of Transformation

val burrisFrom Cindy Milstein in Organizing Social Spaces as if Social Relations Matter (Thanks to community organizer Aaron Handelsman for this):

If we believe that failure and success are separate, stable moments; and if we think that being human, being imperfect, is in itself wrong, then we’ve already lost…The point of revolutions is not to achieve some permanently perfect world, or a utopia in the most caricatured of definitions. it is to find ourselves having different, less horrendous conflicts…It’s about making better mistakes, and utilizing our better failures as moments of transformation in pursuit of an ever-freer society, filled with ever more dignity and freedom, among other lovely practices.

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