bell hooks on waiting

“To have a non-dominating context, one has to have a lived practice of interaction. And this practice has to be conscious, rather than some sentimental notion of ‘you and I were born into the world with the ‘will to do good towards one another.’ In reality, this non-exploitative way to be with one another has to be practiced; resistance to the possibility of domination has to be learned.

This also means that one has to cultivate the capacity to wait. […] All this takes more time than the kind of fascism that says, ‘This is what I’m doing – fuck you!’ […] And that means we have to: pause, reflect, reconsider; create a whole movement…and that is not what the machinery of capitalism in daily life is about. It’s about ‘Let’s do it all swiftly – quickly!'”

— bell hooks (via)