‘’We don’t need your indignation because it does nothing but centre you. We need you to use your privilege.’’ Remaining silent is already a choice and a decisive action. You choose not to care and ignore what’s happening. We too easily overlook inaction. Your inaction, in addition to the others’, can have a real impact on the end result. That’s exactly what happen when you choose not to vote, in the end you end up giving more weight to the persons who choose to do so. But conversely, saying something doesn’t necessarily make you an active person. In fact, complaint is the worst enemy of activism. It gives people the feeling that they have a voice while they speak in a vacuum. Complaints represent the dangerous inactive majority. Everyone has an opinion, but only a few would stand out against it. If you have the energy and the time to complain then you don’t have any excuse not to make something about it. Even a little but meaningful action like sending a mail/email to the right person can already make a difference.
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