Each of us needs a vision of connection, of possibility. We need something pulling us forward. The U.S. has had that and yet currently seems bogged down, unable to grasp the continuing importance of bonding and connecting to leap.
China has this:
We went to the moon.
On landing, Neil Armstrong was scripted to say: "That's one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind." In his excitement, he said, "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." We all felt that step, that leap.