Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Where is your focus?

“Whether you are offering a workshop or a website, it’s not about you being smart or cool, it’s about the audience being smart or cool.”
This closing remark from Tara’s blog post really struck me as being quite on the mark.

We often get off-target in so many things. In activism, there’s a strong tendency to narrow our focus to tightly defined issues, or to shift our attention to process and tactics rather than goals.

There’s a phrase that I keep coming back to in much of my thinking around activist efforts (and life as a whole):

The map is not the place.


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