“I often tell young people, because they always say, oh, Mr. Ai, I feel so bad because I don't think we can change a society like this. So, I often reply to them, I say, we are part of the society. If we can change ourselves, if we can act, so that means part of our society had changed. If more people can do so, then we can change the society.”—Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei: Art, China and Censorship According to Ai Weiwei | PBS NewsHour | Dec. 11, 2012 | PBS
“Tolerate nothing that you feel is wrong by remaining silent... Be honorable in all things... Understand that anger is a part of life but never feed it”—
This is a principle that I have tried to honor before I ever first heard of Glenn. If I’m able to articulate a dissent, I will speak. I’ll sometimes speak w/o being able to articulate.
Too often it seems I let the compounding outrages turn my attitude, if not angry, then disdainful. But most often I luv being able to meet the challenge on the battlefield of ideas.