It goes by many names and wears a thousand faces. It seeps and bleeds, it spreads and infects—it dissolves our power and confidence. And we're left grasping for support, boarding any bandwagon, shielding ourselves in ever shrinking bubbles. Losing ourselves in hopelessness, in cynicism and nihilism, in the fractured wastelands of social media. In the hermitage of safe spaces. In politics. In blame. In those sinking spirals where our courage goes cold and quiet. This must end—we must end it. Stop pointing fingers and look inward. Soften our suspicions and help one another. Let down our guard to share and grow together. Open ourselves to the constant of change. And the unlimited love offered by the world's friends, hobbies, music, religions. Our latest work, "2099," crystallizes our rejection of nihilism, cynicism, and closed-mindedness in America. It calls us to hope, to improve, to believe, and to unite. It reminds us of our power. It reminds us of our voice. Let us ascend together.