I having a slightly naughty chortle watching new activists have to go through the learning curve I had my whole 20s to work through, only they have about one week. Schadenfreude (a little) – but mainly admiration.
People in the USA have had a pretty intense week so far. It’s good to see so many more political posts on Facebook and people going to protests and taking action for the first time ever.
There’s also a lot of very, very full-on debating going on about what the best way to be an activist is (clue: nobody has the right answer). We’re all learning, listening, getting our feelings hurt and ideas challenged.
Although I can’t be happy about how this all came about, I am pleased to see so many people stepping up.
Welcome to the revolution, my friends!
PS You never stop learning, you never stop being challenged, you’ll never get to be certain or perfect or right all the time – but you’ll be OK. I’m still bloody clueless but I seem to manage.