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Noam Chomsky on Activism

How, then, does one become an activist?

"The easy answer would be to say that we do not become activists; we simply forget that we are. We are all born with compassion, generosity, and love for others inside us. We are all moved by injustice and discrimination. We are all, inside, concerned human beings. We all want to give more than to receive. We all want to live in a world where solidarity and companionship are more important values than individualism and selfishness. We all want to share beautiful things; experience joy, laughter, love and experiment, together. "

There are many different understandings of 'activism' and sometimes they contradict each other. According to the Activist Handbook, activism means collective efforts to create change from the grassroots.

Whatever it means to you, in the name of making our world a better place, stand up for yourself; stand up for what you believe in and know that justice eventually prevails.

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