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Description

Take up a cause. Find something to believe in that you are prepared to champion and where you are ready to take positive action.

Join a charity. Start your own non-profit. Fight bureaucracy. Demonstrate. Take a political stand, either alone or by joining an established party.

Be careful to stay lawful, by the way. Do not let your passions carry you into the courtroom.

Discussion

'Activism' is devil word for many, conjuring up images of crazed youths attacking the police or otherwise hiding in crowds whilst indulging in scary social disorder and criminal acts.

But this does not need to be the case. In fact those who engage in destructive activism are often too angry and emotionally aroused to be really happy.

People who engage in positive, constructive activism of some kind find happiness in the sense of achievement they gain when they make even a small difference, particularly for those who they think deserve and need their help. They enjoy the stimulation of the challenges they face as well as the social connection with other activists, where taking a stand together can feel almost like being a special family.

See also

Achievable challenge, Social networking

 

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