Causes...

...these days everyone I meet seem to be championing a cause...it can range from the beggar to the King (read politics), from vegeterianism (that's the way to protect animals !) to "eat an egg a day" ("you need to save the poultry farmer first !") from scientific atheism to faithful worship ...

The sheer diversity of these causes is mind boggling....Sometimes, I feel, if everyone takes care of themselves then we need not have champions to propogate causes...ofcourse, my champion friends disagree...and do so vehemently..most of these champions think of others (who do not champion the cause) as lesser mortals, ignorant of the problems...and the cause that they are championing as something that requires active intervention from more privileged souls like them...

The worst is when they try to enlist you for the cause...Most of them try all known tricks of persuausion...from cajoling and pleading to challenging and daring you to act...sometimes, even threatening you with dire consequences..."The Artic Ocean will melt unless you stop using your refrigerator right away" to "you shall rot in hell if you don't accept your Saviour" ....

I mean, by all means, express your opinions and even propogate your cause....but atleast be open for a healthy discussion...Afterall, when has fixated opinions ever brought about change?

Comments

alex said…
It depends on how long they try to persuade you.
Tinkerbells said…
@alex: yea, and also about how thick skulled they are...I mean at times they jus keep talking without thinking or analysing our response !

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