Coming off of the end of the comments section from the post three doors down, sage suggests this might be best as a separate thread.
The question was, roughly: as a political activist and/or idealist, what are you fighting *for*? (as opposed to, what are you fighting against).
Call this a thought experiment. And I'm gonna wait for a few other answers before I put my own.
I realize this is looking like the dreaded meme, but--well, hey, I've never actually tried to make anyone do one of these. Prefer answers here, don't have to pass it on to other blogs.
1. What was your favorite story (fairy tale, folktale, bedtime story, what have you) as a child?
2. If you were telling your own life as a story, what would be "happily ever after" for you personally at this point?
3. Name something that makes you deliriously happy.
4. Something you couldn't live without.
5. Something that never fails to soothe you or calm you down.
6. Something or someone ("someone" can apply to the last three questions as well) that turns you on, sexually.
7. You walk out your door tomorrow and utopia has been achieved. What does the world look like? How (very roughly) are people living and maintaining this world? Assuming there are no more political battles to be fought, and that you, personally, have all your material and health needs met, how do you spend your days?
on edit: one to grow on, which may or may not have anything to do with the rest of it, but I'm curious.
bonus: What's your metaphysical/cosmological worldview (including, but not limited to, religion)? How does it differ (or not) from what you were raised with?