The reaction to Trump’s wildcard reaction and action in the mist of a complex society is showing how fragile the system is because with every tweet he stirs up hidden connections and scares a lot of People. Reminds me of the time I hit an old woodstump with a tennis racket and got shotgunned by a few hundred wasps. I sense that people feel that if they tried to change anything, like a game of pick up Stix, it will all come apart .
Since it is all coming apart anyway and we have arrived at that point that Yogi Berra described as “if you come to a fork in the road take it,” what shall we do?
Tempting to just sit it out, but besides being boring, it avoids the human gut instinct described by Confucius, and I think by Adam Smith: the reaction of a man seeing a child about to fall into a well.