Why do we see more information [about other people’s stuggles] as threatening rather than as clarifying? At the point that we can see that things are hard for all of us, then we [should] know that it’s a structural problem.

Why is the solution always “my kid is going to be one of the twenty” rather than “why are there only twenty slots?” The inability to make that [mental] shift [from competition to solidarity] is what keeps messing us up.