Tuesday, 1 September 2009

What to do now?

I'm having a problem now. I can just about keep track of who and what things are. I understand some big basic stuff. But I have severe trouble deciding what is important and what is not. For example; Lockerbie. I don't have a strong opinion, and I suspect it's because I'm scared to put forth the opinion that I do have strongly and with conviction. But I'm scared to do that because I really rather like living in my comfortable world. So my next challenge to myself is to take up a cause. It doesn't have to be one I can make a significant difference to. To stick with the above example, I'm not going to have any luck where the US secretary of state failed, or where 1.5 appeals didn't make any difference. But I could educate people who kvetch about the release. That's a difference as far as someone thinking goes.

And a short story here. I was in a park in Brighton recently, and two girls (sisters, in pink) were arguing over who got to be the princess. By the time I left them, one of them was still uselessly insisting that she could be the princess. The other one had a strange smile on her face and was thinking about being Prince Charming, instead of being rescued by him. Now that's a difference for feminism.

So if I have any readers, feel free to suggest things I should look into and/or get behind. I don't want to be a middle-class statistic, but I don't know what I can do. And no, I won't just be waiting for input. I'll be thinking (and I hope doing) as well.

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