The news cycle has been particularly cyclical in the past year, and not just in terms of broken record headlines but in broader more universal terms. Discrimination in all forms, fake news, leaders led by power motives – these are all basic human lessons not only for the perpetrators but also for the victims. But the opportunity to end these cycles is available to all of us – to approach the human condition with equanimity and compassion. There has perhaps never been a bigger opportunity within our generation to make real changes with a lasting impact. Rather than being given a story, now is the opportunity to frame the debate and write the story anew. Time for a new story.