“We Can Figure This Out”

That’s probably true. Most things can be figured out with time, energy, and creativity.

But the space between “we can figure this out” and “we figured it out” is where all the anxiety and elation and heartbreak and triumph really lie.

Don’t, as Kevin Kelly writes in New Rules for the New Economy, mistake a clear view for a short distance. The mountain still has to be climbed — step by step.