Originally posted by StandUpSheeple
The question is how? How can the people unite and prvail? How many of us see that something is wrong ? And out of that number how many will stand up?
How can we Stand Up? How?
I've been giving this some thought, and here's my response.
1.) Vote. In every election you can. And become educated in who you're voting for. Voting along party lines, or against a candidate is just as
dangerous as voting for the worst candidate.
2.) Stop vegging out so much. How many hours a week do you waste watching sitcoms, dramas, etc, that have no informative value? One? Five? Ten?
Twenty? What percent of your waking, non-working hours dedicated to vegging out on a weekly basis? The less time you spend wasting your life, the more
time you can spend improving the world around you.
3.) Research the issues that upset you. How much do you really know about the topics that make you angry? For most people, it's a headline and a
couple of photographs and that's it, yet they have a pre-formed opinion based off of what someone else has told them to believe. Research your pet
issue. Research BOTH SIDES to find out as much as you can. Be prepared to think from the leftmost or rightmost perspective, because the people you
need to convert to your point of view aren't the ones who already feel the same way.
4.) Encourage discussion of taboo topics among your friends and relatives. Politics. Religion. Get each other riled up. Make people defend their
beliefs. If they can't defend what they believe in, why do they believe in the first place? Don't let them just parrot what you say, either, make
. The more people you get to think
5.) Be Prepared. Excercise and Equip. If you can't even walk a paltry three blocks without being completely exhausted, you're out of shape. Do you
have any survival gear? Do you even own a canteen and pocket knife? If all else fails, and the voting, the researching, and the community do nothing
to improve the situation, and America falls to bad guys, if you lack health and gear, you're better off just keeping quiet and laying low. Always, be
We cannot afford to be complacent and assume the next generation is going to solve our world's problems. If 9/11 has taught us nothing else, we
should all now be well aware that the happy bubble of freedom and wealth that we live in never be taken for granted.