If we say that something is broken, it makes a big assumption that it was ever in good working order in the first place. That there was a moment in space and time in which it functioned in a way that we believe it needed to.
And when we say…
It’s uncomfortable realizing just how busted and lopsided so many every day things are in our lives — the history of the words we use and the systems we lean on without re-examining their harmful nuances.
Do you ever wonder why social change is so difficult? Why we accept things in our society that are harmful to others — even ourselves? Why we allow the widening gap between the rich and the poor to exist within our country?