Limitations of the phantom “we”

The crowd can grow as far as your dreams make them. And not just your dreams, but your nightmares too.

Letter: ‘How Do I Dream Bigger for My Writing?’

A culture that believes a single person could save the world also believes its opposite: that if you’re not saving the world, one wrong decision of yours can also destroy it. Couple personal experience and collective beliefs like this in the middle of climate change, pandemics, and worldwide uprisings, and you’ve got major tensions between taking action for the life you want and taking action on behalf of your phantom “we.”