What's In a Name?
Every time we say "they," we give our power away. We walk down the street and say "why did they do that?" and "they should have done..." As humans, we have an innate curiosity to make sense of the world around us. These "questions" oftentimes never go beyond the moment that we ask them. Why is that?
Is it because we feel like we don't deserve an answer?
Is it because we don't know how to frame our questions?
Is it because we don't know who to ask or where to ask them?
When we don't know how things work, we're less likely to become involved in changing them. People who know how cities and communities work are more likely voice their concerns to "the man" and are more confident in their ability to make things change for the better.