vocabulary.com has the following definition –
An activist is a person who campaigns for some kind of social change. When you participate in a march protesting the closing of a neighborhood library, you’re an activist.
Someone who’s actively involved in a protest or a political or social cause can be called an activist. Demonstrations, strikes, and sit-ins are all ways that an activist might work toward the change she believes in. The root word of activist is the Latin actus, “a doing, a driving force, or an impulse.” Someone who acts on what she believes is an activist.
I am not an activist, I think people are born to be an activist – and I was not one of them. Or maybe there is an activist in all of us and we just need some persuasion to bring the activist out. Whatever the reason to be or become an activist: I think we all can have a cause for something in each of our lives. What is mine?
I live my life trying to be the best person I can be. I make mistakes, but I continue on trying to live a good life. I have given money to good causes, I have donated my time to help others and I have tried to be there for people when they needed me. This is the activist in me.
I live my life trying to be an example for others. I have not always told the truth, as sometimes the truth serves no good purpose. I have been honest many times in my life to other people and I have always been honest with myself as this serves a good purpose to understand myself and to better myself. This is the activist in me.
I have never participated in a social or economic movement that would consider me an activist. That is just not me, I am not an activist for social change – I am not an activist for economic change. I think others are born to be an activist for social and economic change.
A major social change last year was a result of years of activists for the right of all US citizens to be happy in marriage to the person they love. I was not an activist for this social change. It wasn’t that I did not support it, but honestly for me it was not as important as it was to others – the activists. I accept law and I respect other’s opinions, believes and objectives. I may not always agree, but I do respect others – this is the activist in me.
That social change last year; was not important to me personally; our thinking was to continue our lives as we had the previous 12 years. Why change, when the change was not needed in our relationship?
Then came a time, an event, an occurrence where this social change would benefit us. But I am not an activist – I live my life trying to be the best person I can be and to be an example for others.