Is Confrontational Activism Effective With Family and Friends?

A perspective on effective communication for activists and truth seekers

By JG Vibes | October 10, 2013 | 3:00am EST


One thing that has helped me find peace over the years is realizing that I don’t necessarily have the right to directly confront every single person who embraces the culture and worldview that I am seeking to change.

When someone is woken up to the fact that the world is a lot different than they were told in government schools and in the media, the natural reaction is to try to bring everyone around you to the same perspective, to unload facts and arguments on friends, family and acquaintances, and to create a conflict every time someone says something that they disagree with.

However, after time, many people find that this approach is not only counterproductive because people reject the message, but it can also be discouraging and distracting for the truth seeker.

Personally, I have found it more effective and more fulfilling to put information out into the universe in a more indirect way and then just wait for people to come to me with questions, as opposed to invading someones personal space and confronting them when they are not ready for it.

Getting involved in community projects, alternative media, or art that presents a radical philosophical message are perfect ways to walk your own path towards peace and freedom, without the need to directly push your views on family and friends. Your actions will inspire those around you and stimulate curiosity amongst family and friends, instead of setting up a confrontational situation like a strategy of debating tends to do.

Writer Bio:

JG Vibes is an investigative journalist, staff writer and editor. He is also the author of “Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance”, an 87 chapter e-book and is an artist with an established record label. Find him on his Facebook.

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