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Krista and Marie,
The following sentences from your interview caused my jaw to drop.

"Well language is almost all we have left of action in the modern world. I mean unless we're in Syria, you know, or we're in Iraq. But for many of us, action has become what we say. The moral life is lived out in what we say more often than what we do."

Are you saying that there is no action left in the world, no meaningful action, that words have replaced actions and that the moral life is carried on through our words rather than our actions?

I guess I'm feeling both curious and a little terrified, though perhaps I misunderstand what you were trying to say.