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Dreamcrafting by Art McNeil, Paul Levesque

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There will always be twenty bean-counters and twenty logicians standing around waiting to tell you why you can’t do something. It doesn’t mean you can’t do it.

—JAMES CAMERON

8Turning Resistance into Support

Despite the good work of census takers and social statisticians over the years, one vital demographic measurement remains sketchy. We have no reliable tally of the number of total jerks in the country. What we do know, however, is that by all estimates, the figure would appear to be quite high.

Imagine forty or fifty thousand people gathered in one public place at one time. How many out of this crowd, if asked for a show of hands, would admit that in their daily lives—perhaps even within their own extended families—they routinely come ...

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