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What/who changed my life and why
9/11 probably had a profound impact. It occurred in a time when I was trying to discover my political identity and watching all of the lies and the hatred following those tragic days really made me think "What else have they lied about?" It opened my eyes to the concept of empowering yourself and educating yourself so that you can make decisions and then tell the government (by the people) what you want them to do. That is what its all about. NOT electing some people and then listening to everything they have to say because you don't have the time or energy to make your own decisions about issues that will and do have a great impact on your daily life. I love Abbie Hoffman! Steal This Movie inspired me. Anita Roddick's "Brave Hearts, Rebel Spirits" also opened my eyes.