"In the first two months, you had to be out there all the time, and it was a total adrenaline rush," said Kauffman. "You don't sleep, you don't eat — you don't want the movement to die. But the reality is that it's going to take at least a decade to have a meaningful social transformation. And if that's going to happen, then the next bunch of years can't look the same as the first two months. . . . Sometimes you have to go and see your mother. She's been calling." ^
Chris Faraone can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @fara1. His book about Occupy, 99 Nights with the 99 Percent, drops in February.
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