Just because I don't support using violence as a "solution" does not mean I'm saying not do anything at all. There are other actions a person can take, such as signing petitions, boycotting, attending a peaceful protest, writing, emailing, and just spreading the word. These actions show people that you care. When you use violence as a solution, the general public does not see the cause in which the violence was committed for. What the general public sees are extremists who hurt people.
So, when violence is used, it overshadows the very cause you claim to care about. Violence will only beget more violence and it solves nothing. What you need is to appeal to people's compassion and empathy.
I've lived in Japan for a year, teaching English and it was a fantastic experience.
It's the Golden Rule: do to others as you would like to have done to you. I feel that the majority of problems can get better if more people had active compassion and empathy.
What Gives Me Hope
When I see people being kind to others, in particular to servers, cashiers, animals, etc. People who actually give a damn about the world and others.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
There has been so much that inspired change in my life, from books to movies, to people. An example would be reading Me to We. It's written by 2 brothers, one of whom, started an organization called Free the Children at the tender age of 12. If a 12-year old can aspire to greater good, we can, too!