The author writes of his personal experience in a marching band in high school, and tells a particular story of making the right move when the rest of the band did not. He relates this story to the Torah portion–how it felt to be right but alone. Being right is relative, not absolute. This portion teaches some insight regarding the power and danger of non-conformity. The author sees Joshua and Caleb as exemplary radicals whose vision of a better life for everyone was at the core of their faith. The Torah reveals that the role of the dissenter, the outcast, the radical, the oddball, the lunatic fringe is a vital part life’s fabric.