Action & Contemplation

We all want change: in our inner lives, in our friendships, in our politics. But what's the best way to get there?

Less, as they say, is often more. In this episode, we introduce a new, leaner format.

The editors weigh in on the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field.

And California-based writer, teacher, and digital artist Jenny Odell explains the merits of doing nothing, arguing that contemplative leisure holds the key to meaningful activity.

Doing nothing is not the same as activism. But it’s a kind of intermediary step, a way station, like resting and reflection, existing in a dialectical relationship with action

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