Guard the message with your life. Avoid jargon and big words. Use active verbs. Make the reader think you enjoyed writing the piece."

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Consider calling it a challenge rather than a crisis.

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A society wishing to endure must speak the language of care-taking, faith-keeping, kindness, neighborliness, and peace. That language is another precious resource that cannot be “privatized.”

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“… those who think metaphorically are enabled to think truly because the shape of their thinking echoes the shape of the world.

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Fight against something and we focus on the thing we hate. Fight for something and we focus on the thing we love.

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We need to rediscover a language of dissent. it can't be an economic language since part of the problem is that we have for too long spoken about politics in an economic language where everything has been about growth, efficiency, productivity and wealth, and not enough has been about collective ideals around which we can gather, around which we can get angry together, around which we can be motivated collectively, whether on the issue of justice, inequality, cruelty or unethical behaviour. We have thrown away the language with which to do that. And until we rediscover that language how could we possibly bind ourselves together? –

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