Learning from our (collective) mistakes in activism
If there was one thing in activism that you did in 2011 (or before) that you wouldn't want to repeat in 2012 (or ever), what would it be?
I think for me it's overinvolvement in multiple causes. The thing that got me really down last year was the fact the I was deeply involved in at least four groups (which in itself is okay) but the meetings for the groups were all over the city and I found myself exhausted throughout the week, and the weekend announced more meetings. My health not being good (with some chronic issues) didn't help either.
I felt like I wasn't giving my 100% to any of the causes and ended up feeling dissatisfied with myself and overall unfulfilled.
So I'll definitely try to work more on the quality rather than the quantity (but often groups are scrambling to find people so I admit it'd be hard to sit back and say a firm no).
What'd be the one thing you'd try not to repeat in activism?