Hope for Today

Raise Expectations

This article first appeared on Communicators In Action on January 20, 2012.

Hopelessness is easy.

Aaron Schwartz Aaron Schwartz

Perhaps you’ve seen the story of Aaron Schwartz and his tragic end. Schwartz was known by many as an intelligent and creative internet folk hero and free information activist. He was a co-creative in the birth of RSS (at just 14 years old), Harvard University fellow, and the co-founder of the social-networking site Reddit. In 2011, he was charged with stealing almost 5 million academic articles from MIT, and his trial was scheduled for next month. But this month, he hung himself in his New York apartment. Many are alleging that his depression and despair was due to bullying by the federal criminal prosecutor. As lawyer and friend, Lawrence Lessig notes, “For the outrageousness in this story is not just Aaron. It is also the absurdity of the prosecutor’s behavior. From the…

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