one thing to overturn…

I’ve seen some springs that ended up being terrible winters. We human beings are gregarious. We can’t live alone. For our lives to be possible, we depend on society. It’s one thing to overturn a government or block the streets. But it’s a different matter altogether to create and build a better society, one that needs organization, discipline, and long-term work. Let’s not confuse the two of them.

-President Jose “Pepe” Mujica of Uruguay, Uruguay and Its Ex-Terrorist Head of State May Hold the Key to Ending the Global Drug War, by Krishna Andavolu, vice.com, 9 May 2014

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