….people engaged in social justice are often leading-edgers, pioneers. i think thatâ€™s why social justice and social media go so well together â€“ they both tend to attract those of us who will never be happy unless weâ€™re standing right at the cliff, looking at new possibilities, new landscapes. thereâ€™s such an excitement that comes with trying out something that no-one has ever done before (one reason why raul and i are so into mental health camp).
….and the people you meet! fascinating! one of my co-workers has assisted first nations people for decades â€“ but he also has an awesome bluegrass band. another one of my coworkers, who is incapable of going through a week at work without coming up with at least one completely novel way to help our clients, has worked with the amish, busted his chops as a waiter in japan, and researched thai monks somewhere in a remote forest.
….â€œitâ€™s fun, you walk up and down the street and you know everybody. you sit and chat with people and you hang out,â€ says my friend micha, who works with a group that does neighbourhood-based restorative justice. of course thereâ€™s many ways of building community but again, people who feel passionate about striving for a common, elusive goal such as social justice â€“ they just build a special kind of community.
where have you found fun in social justice?
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