As things fall apart in the coming decade, reforms will fail, half-measures will fail, platitudes will fail, lip service will fail, appeals to past glory will fail--every response of the self-serving status quo will fail.
Though this blog devotes considerable attention to large-scale systems and dynamics, I think the way the next decade plays out largely depends on five individual, internally generated traits. Since perfect attainment of these traits is not possible for us mere mortals, I am listing them as goals:
3. Self-discipline (includes self-restraint, self-control and self-motivation)
4. Personal Integrity