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Get Small

The story of the twentieth century was finding out just how big and powerful we were. And it turns out that we're big and powerful as all get-out. The story of the twenty-first century is going to be finding out if we can figure out ways to get smaller or not. To see if we can summon the will, and then the way, to make ourselves somewhat smaller, and try to fit back into this planet.

- Bill McKibben
Quoted by Margaret Wheatley, Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009), p. 107.
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