It saddens me to see so many people around me lack passion for anything other than, maybe, sex or ‘love’. That is great, that is human, but is there not more we should be fighting for? The masses will go that extra mile for a good time in the sack, but when it comes to anything else they fail even move a limb in the name of their beliefs. I hear people say “Oh, that’s bad” or “Oh no, someone should so stop that”, but that is as far as they will go. Brush it off, forget they even know of said problems, as if they do not exist in our world at all. What a world we leave in, how mundane a species we surround ourselves with.
Nowadays there is a stigma attached to activism, anyone who tries to stand for something is laughed at, shunned, labelled an activist in a condesending tone as if that is something to be ashamed of. You are not even allowed one attempt to justify your views, no one will listen, they role their eyes and turn their attention to somepop culture bullshit that they deem of greater importance. Well let me ask you this, what is wrong with activism? What is so bad with standing up for your beliefs? It is to my knowledge that people of who are not Caucasian (trying the keep politically correct here!) would not have the vote if it were not for some people standing up and making their voices heard. Yet any time I mention something like vegetarianism, or standing up to capitalism, or anything else that isn’t normal enough for them, people role their eyes and look up to heaven in a bid to pretend that there is nothing wrong. Apparently one vegetarian can’t change the world, and one student certainly can not start a revolution. The same goes for feminism; nowadays being a feminist is a bad thing! Women should quit their whining by now; they’ve got the vote, is that not enough? Sure they may not yet have equal pay, and are still discriminated against on almost every levels, but hey ho, they should just shut up and deal with it. What a wonderful ideal.
Nothing will ever change if we keep saying it will not. Things do not progress and develop if we all stand still and shrug it off our conscience. Those who are stubborn have the power to both destroy or save the world. Let’s face it, women would have never got the vote (or any other rights for that matter) if they stayed inside and pouted by the cooker. We will continue live under corrupt governments, be ignorant of human’s true natural diets, and destroy our valuable resources, if everyone chooses to become a victim of sloth. You should not feel afraid to speak your mind if it is for the greater good. Say it loud and be heard. Realise that much of the worlds concerns are urgent, they are not just good headlines on the news. If you want something done, do it yourself.