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Practivism

21 Oct

It’s striking that the most innovative activists aren’t necessarily the ones with the most resources, or the best tools…Rather, what often happens is that those best positioned to take action look the other way, and then the initiative is taken by the Scharpfs and Shannons of the world, who are fueled by some combustible mix of indignation and vision.

The challenge is to cultivate an ideology of altruism, to spread a culture of social engagement — and then to figure out what people can do at a practical level.

– Nicholas D. Kristof

via NY Times

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