Please forgive any invoking of high horses.
A lot of you are familiar with the idea of basic goodness that Chogyam Trungpa and his student Pema Chodron talk about. The idea that at our core we are basically good, this is opposed to the Christian notion of original sin, that we are fundamentally flawed.
I've realized recently that somewhere along the line I seem to have internalized this notion of basic goodness. In some of the more political threads I keep feeling the need to defend the good things in the world.
What I'm noticing that I find most important is that I still want change and to have a better world but I don't come at it from the point of wanting to fix a broken world or getting rid of the bad stuff. Rather I find gratitude and appreciation for all the things I do have and want improvement because the more happy, good stuff the better.
The way it seems to me is that there is so much that we just take for granted and treat as unimportant and the negative takes on a disproportionately large space in our minds.