Community Activists Network
a new group for getting it off your chest without harming others or yourself.
Feeling blue? Frustrated? You’re not alone! Come and join us for a spot of radical self-pity – any whinges or lamenting will be gladly received by your fellow-sufferers, as we cheer up each other on our long march to somewhere life-enhancing, empowered and empowering.
There’s a serious side to this – Nat Wei (he of the early Big Society elite) blogged about the emptiness of protest which can’t find a reforming home in the system, and predicted suicides. Honestly, the nerve. But we do need to look after each other, and here’s your chance. Jez Hall posted an earlier discussion on sending each other positive messages: http://nationalcan.ning.com/forum/topics/one-from-the-heart-a-call-for-revolutionary-love-letters
Well, let’s do it, and also have a bloody good whinge (it can’t all be asset-based, you know)
If it takes off, we may introduce “A Doctor Writes..” to give unwanted advice and lofty encouragement.
Over to you – who’s cheesed off?
And to update: there's a serious edge to all this too: for activists who are facing severe strain, there's an online resource: https://www.activist-trauma.net/
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