The Chronicle -

By Quint Studer

Get engaged, not enraged - Take ownership of your community's future


March 14, 2019

When things aren’t going well in our community, our first impulse has traditionally been to get upset. Our second impulse has been to look for someone to blame. Typically, we may point the finger at government: Why, we demand, aren’t they making progress on (insert the painful issue of the moment here)? This approach is counterproductive -- and communities are realizing there is a much better way.

There really is no they; there is only we. Getting angry at “them” solves nothing, and the community continues to hurt. When citizens get engaged and take ownership of the issues, big prog...

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