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How to Become an Activist

im 14 and im a hippie and i wanted to ask you how the young hippies of this
generation could make our voices heard like you did in the 60s?
peace, love and happiness

Are you ready to take a stand for what you believe in? Are you willing to be arrested for expressing your civil rights? Are you prepared to be ridiculed and scorned by your parents, teachers, and peers? If you’re ready, then you can become an activist. If you’re not ready, then you can still make a difference by changing yourself. In this manner you can influence people on a one-to-one basis. You can become a beneficial presence on the planet.

If you choose to become an activist you can help organize your peers in your school or neighborhood. You can protest, sit-in, boycott, have rallies, benefit concerts, etc. Whatever is needed to draw attention to your cause(s). What to protest? Hold a meeting and decide from the numerous worthy causes be they local, national or international.

I think what caused the hippy movement to disintegrate was the lack of organization and leaders. Of course the FBI saw to that. So we need new leaders who have organizational prowess and perhaps some charisma. I don’t think it would be too difficult to find some old hippies to share some ideas and energy.

If you’re not the type to be in the spotlight, then you must work on yourself. You must learn who you are. Discover yourself, love yourself, be yourself. Become aware. Wake up from your social programming and find your true nature. Then, and only then can you have a positive impact upon others beyond your program. Then YOU get to write the program.

Together we can write a new program for the whole planet. This one we’ve been using for centuries has too many bugs!

Governments? Hah! Obsolete, so delete!
Religions – delete hypocricy, insert LOVE!
Economic Disparity – a little cut and paste (the Robin Hood method) = Economic Equality!
Environmental destruction and overpopulation – reprogram,
New program = Less is more!

Remember – you create your own reality, so if you’re not part of the solution, then you are the problem!

-The Old Hippy

Posted by: skip
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