“We’re in the belly of the beast my friend…

...one of us might die.  It’s probably going to be you”


This has become a favorite line that I’ve picked up from my favorite holiday show Prep and Landing created by Pixar.

It’s a joke you have to see for yourself to appreciate, but the belly of the beast is no joke.

The beast is our culture – the predominant beliefs and actions of our society.  And it’s impossible to change things in the belly of the beast.  Change must happen on the margins.

If you want to change something you must go off to the side and work with people who share your passion and discipline to fix a certain problem.

The people that are most entrenched in the belly of the beast do not want to change the belly of the beast and they are more likely to use those resources to thwart you than they are to support you.

It’s popular to go looking for funding from the beasts because they have accumulated so many resources, but this is a fool’s errand.

If you go trying to change the beast while in it’s belly, things are likely to go badly.

Change happens on the margins.

The best way to complain is to go build something better.

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