Good People and Wicked Problems
When effectiveness gets unmoored from morality, it is better to be weird than good
I had an aha! moment recently that helped me figure out what it means to exit the culture wars. Not a high-minded martyr flounce that only looks like an exit, while keeping you as entangled as ever, or a checked-out retreat that cedes stakes and agency for sanity, but an actual exit, where the conflict becomes incapable of co-opting your presence or agency within it. A vaccine of sorts.
The key is to appreciate what happens when good people meet wicked problems, and what to do about your own desire to be good.
continues in source:Good People and Wicked Problems – Breaking Smart