How-to Quotes

How-to Take Radical Action That Results In Real Change- Henry David Thoreau

“Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is a prison.”

Henry David Thoreau

Are you feeling inner turmoil as the result of Donald Trump’s recent moves?

The world is pretty much at the highest level of weird it has ever reached. It would be hard to find an era stranger than one where racism, bigotry, and augmented reality all exist on the same plane.

Leading up to the 2016 election, social justice movements have been gaining massive traction. In light of that, I’ve been reading, watching, and listening to a lot more political theory and social awareness themed media.

This quote, taken from the video above, sparked a realization. Though I was once against the use of loud and disruptive protests in the modern world, I’m starting to recognize the necessity of “allowing your life to be a counter friction against the machine”, as Thoreau would put it.

I don’t feel compelled to join into any of the movements that are currently going on, but I am curious of if I will find a social cause to be passionate of. A cause that could rouse me to the point that I’d get dressed to march for hours?

That would have to be a big one.

For now, I’ll just stick to what I’m good at. Writing about whatever comes to mind and hoping it helps people.

What do you think of active protests, rallies, and riots as a means of achieving political/social change?

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