Activism isn’t something that appeals to everyone, I’m told, and I have a strong suspicion that this could be because that term – activist – carries with it some sterotypical ideas that align more with certain personality types than others. What I like about Annie Leonard’s latest video offering is that she encourages us to stop and check first what gifts and strengths we have to offer and then to work with those in order to take action to effect change in our own way. Perhaps that’s more appealing?
She also explains why change is needed and why it needs to come from our concern for the welfare of humanity and the rest of the planet, as planetary citizens, rather than from our entrenched habits as consumers. Very much reminiscent of Albert Einstein’s assertion that: