Useful questions

Submitted by naught101 on Wed, 03/04/2009 - 14:05

Been thinkin' with a few friends, about what makes people get up and get active around problems like climate change. For some of my friends, it's love - for family, for society, for other species. For me it's anger. For some, anger comes because others are infringing on their own rights. For me (and I don't claim to be unique), it comes from seeing others (humans, other species) being fucked over by people who simply have no cause to be taking advantage of others - i.e they're wealthy enough, and safe and secure enough not to need to take that safety and security from others.

What ever the root cause of activism, a general commonality that revealed itself was critical thinking. I will be the first to admit that I can quite often appear righteous - but I always know that I might not be right - in fact, given the wealth of possibilities, I'm probably wrong, to some extent. But I also know there there's a lot of stuff in the world that's Not Right, and while I don't know what