The Power of the Written Word

I never suggested it was either/or. I just scoffed at your belittling of the value of expressing an opinion.

Ultimately ideals, ideologies and politics is formed by a multitude of opinions and ideas woven into a whole.

I don’t think you can make the argument that because a law disagrees with the opinions of many people, that means opinions are without value.

It is all about the passion and energy you can bring into an issue. Many laws are what they are because our focus and energy is elsewhere. People voicing their opinion and making us think about an issue and sway more people to take a particular issue more serious and cause a change.

We cannot all be MLK but even they depend on little foot soldiers. People less influential but who push similar ideas. Even if it is only to a nearest family or a few people on medium or Twitter.

The written word is a powerful one. Many people who changed the world never participated in a street fight or a demonstration. They wrote books and argued in ways inspiring and changing people’s minds.

We can all play our part. If you where a fellow Scandinavian I would have accused you of indulging too much in Janteloven. That is not a good thing, whatever foreigners think.

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Geek dad, living in Oslo, Norway with passion for UX, Julia programming, science, teaching, reading and writing.

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