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We are experiencing an extreme moment in human history that is greatly destabilizing and emotionally traumatizing for many, many people and it is easy to get incredibly depressed about it all. While Donald Trump may appear to be the biggest impediment to the change we so desperately need, I have an alternate take that might sound a little bizarre to a westerner, but nevertheless might be useful to consider as at least a metaphor for what is happening on the planet right now...

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