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1) Pick a cause you care about, and focus on it, get knowledgeable, be prepared to become expert.

2) Approach things in ways that suit you, your temperament, your skills, your contacts, your knowledge. There are lots of strategies.

3) Don't do it alone — either find a group doing it already, or find a friend/partner/teammate so you can encourage each other.

4) Celebrate even small victories, and never beat yourself up when you can't save the world single-handed

5) Take time out if you need it; get enough food and sleep and socialising and alone-time. Self-care is a prerequisite to activism, not an optional add-on!


and tea!

Date: 2017-02-01 03:36 pm (UTC)
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These are all good points, thank you.

Date: 2017-02-01 09:28 pm (UTC)
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I am really not convinced by the EA argument that people should work overtime and donate the money. Basically everybody I know who is "highly paid" either has a salary, not an hourly wage, or they freelance and are already doing as many hours as they can get clients for. I'm totally fine with the idea of preferring to donate money to experts rather than trying to rush in as a clueless amateur, but I'm pretty sure that for most people who remotely can do that, that means taking money from discretionary spending, not magicking up more money by working more hours.

Date: 2017-02-02 12:12 am (UTC)
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