Activism Can Be Exhausting and Frustrating, So Why Bother?

A while back, I wrote a column about how career activists stay motivated and engaged over the long haul required for change. In response, reader Jay Wilson sent a compelling question:"Most of us don't have the energy, moral conviction, or enlightenment to lead anybody to anything," he wrote in an email. "That includes me ... Do you find these individuals have a stronger ethic? Or a sense of guilt if they don't find their cause?"What a great question.As an exhausted, frustrated, busy and determined neophyte activist, I often wonder the same thing:Why the hell am I doing this?  Continue reading...

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