Odd, but true: Uncertainty stimulates . . . nothing.

When we can no longer see the future or we don’t see a future we like, it can appear as if the best thing to do is wait. Pause. “Wait to see how this plays out.”

But that’s not good enough.

Resist the temptation to merely observe. The cost is too severe: By waiting to decide what to do, we withhold a voice of reason and merit that is precisely what’s needed in the dialogue we’re not in.

Whether the future is certain or not, plans are still being made. Withholding our contributions is a selfish act.

When we can’t see the future, we become more responsible to creating it.

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