After CONNECT, I’ve come to the conclusion that evidence of comfort is not particularly comforting evidence. It seems many people, even those who have a broad understanding of history like myself, find themselves stranded on a plateau, uncertain whether to celebrate nominal individual gains or risk instability for a better but unforeseeable future. As it turns out, a sincere and honest dialogue can be the first step to pushing through this inertia. Our sessions offered a middle ground between an ascetic self-preservation and my borderline fanatic experience as a community organizer, both of which were unsustainable and spiritually impoverishing lifestyles. Exposure to diversity of thought and experience in such an intentional and intimate environment has revitalized my faith both in myself and the world at large. If more groups of this nature existed, I have no doubt that a wide variety of people might be pushed towards their own proactive and idiosyncratic truth.
— Alexander Crockett