We’re not trying to be negative, just realistic. Throughout history, evolution means change, and change means resistance, which almost inevitably results in conflict. Ever-widening socioeconomic and geopolitical division, aided by media-amplified fear of climate change, pandemics, and other crises du jour, only add fuel to the fire. But the focus on sur- face phenomena can cause us to miss deep, underlying root causes and overlook systemic, longer-term solutions. Much like tectonic shifts hiding deep beneath Earth's surface that slowly build up pressure that needs to ultimately be released, so too we must be more mindful of similar pressures building up within our socioeconomic, ecological, and geopolitical systems.