It’s an exciting time to be an American.
Many of the cultural norm dinosaurs that generations have accepted (sexual assault, anyone?) are coming under the gun. Citizens that have spent their entire life as armchair political commentators are taking action, filing to run for office, starting nonprofits, and showing up to protests, petitions, and other policy-changing initiatives.
Even the most apathetic, apolitical individual is finding their community and their values at risk of powerful players championing status quo or radical evolution. The challenging American political climate is impacting everyone, from all walks of life, and inspiring many to become more active than they ever thought was possible.
Having a society of community-invested citizens is a great thing; however, being an effective activist can be kinda complicated in our super information-saturated world. As many of my (and probably your) Facebook friends continue to demonstrate, posting 400 mocking, politically charged memes into their social media-facilitated echo chamber of cloned colleagues doesn’t exactly translate into making our world a better place.