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  6. Feb 2017
    1. The contagious euphoria you felt has a name: “collective effervescence,” coined a century ago by the French sociologist Émile Durkheim. It’s that glowy, giddy feeling where your sense of self slackens, yielding to a connection with your fellow, synchronized humans.
  7. Jan 2017
    1. But for me, hope is not a feeling. It is not an emotion. Hope is action. Hope is found in motion.

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      Hope begins the moment that somebody stands up and says, “Let’s roll.”

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      It is clear to me though that hopelessness and despair often lead to an inability to act. When that happens, we must rely on others to act. Anyone that was gone through trauma and faced extended periods of indecisiveness can understand this. This is why a sense of community is so important, and that we share in our action by relying on others to back us up.