What is living well?

Something I struggle with daily is the competing obligations we have to our own lives and to our world.

Seems to me that a well-lived, happy life isn't compatible with trying to make the larger world a better place.

Politics, as it is currently practiced, rewards aggressiveness, mendacity, a lack of principles. Who would want that for themselves?

But unless people of courage and compassion and empathy and kindness stand up and fight, how will it get better?