“Aktibista ka na ba?” The answer is, maybe. Not the noisy, placard-waving, street marching kind perhaps, but the “I-can-and-will-do-something-to-create-change-in-our-country” type.
This, I believe, is what real activism is—one that is not limited to street protests, rallies and pickets. For in its truest form and essence, activism is a commitment to effect social change for the better in the service of the people.
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Last Sunday someone asked me a similar question and I answered that yes, I fought for the same cause when I was still in the university. Keyword here is fought. Past tense. And it slipped out naturally. The guy laughed and answered, “Ah, you’ve gone corporate!” And herein lies the dilemma — does being an activist stop when you enter the corporate world? It’s an easy choice not to care about what’s happening, so easy to get caught up in the rat race but do you ever stop caring? I don’t think so. I know I didn’t.