Every act of activism ever made has some fundamental values in common.
Activists are people with strong values which makes them incapable of watching injustices and abuses on their peers, they have the perseverance to find ways to reach out to others, create awareness, and ignite the passion among like-minded people to mobilize and make theirs voices and opinions be heard.
They all want to change the world.
People who become activists are by definition highly active and engaged with things and issues that impact their life, those around them and their community.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
They want to have an impact in their community
Activists tend to be highly connected in their community and are aware of what their problems and difficulties, and take it upon themselves to participate to gather enough support to make tangible changes that improve the level and quality of life of others.
To get a sense of achievement
Being able to connect with hundreds or thousand of people through a common interest is not easy, it takes faith, passion, and relentless belief on what’s right, making the issue for which they struggle a unbending truth that most be achieved. It is this awareness and determination in achieving their goal which makes them go the extra mile. They also work hard to educate themselves to be able to argue eloquently in favor of the cause no matter who the opponent is.
They have a sense of duty
Activists are people who feel a strong calling to do what’s right. They follow their hearts and guts and trust their instincts.
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
They want to leave a better world.
Generations are important to activists. They see things with large perspectives and don’t take for granted what past generations have achieved. They know that it is their moral responsibility to leave a better world to future generations.
What other characteristics would you add to this list?
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