How do you define a social activist? Is it a person who screams and scrutinizes the government and the legal procedures at every possible opportunity he or she receives? Or a pacifist who loves to stage demonstrations with placards bearing messages of societal disorders? Or is it perhaps a stupid attention-seeking blogger like me who loves to write about things that worries him or premonitions of plagues that frighten him?
I guess the answer is quite difficult to obtain. The definition is so abstruse that you might as well confuse a social outcast with a social activist.
I like to think that a social activist is one who dares to think differently about the society. So that is, a way of saying that a social activist is a pariah, a person who has been exiled from the world of the norms. A social activist is one who cannot refrain himself from doing something after seeing all the wrongdoings happening around him. He fears the truth—the ultimate future–and he yearns time to stop, which pragmatically is impossible unless and until you are a physicist who can conjure up hypothetical situations out of every realistic medium. The world of truth to him is an object of ridicule and he dwells in a world that thrives on his very own dreams and philosophies. Thus gradually he gets separated from the society and with time the magnitude of this separation becomes so huge that it finally makes him an outsider in his society.
Thus being a social activist is not a very easy life. The fact that you are living in a verisimilitude completely different from the one you nurture makes you at times tired. The fact that despite how much you try nothing at all is actually under your control will distress you forever in your life. But perhaps most importantly the fact that most of the time you will have to conform to the reality that you are a failure will overpower the sanguine monster inside you and foster the tree that thrives on pessimism.
In spite of all these disadvantages social activists do perform faithfully for their society. Their only inspiration might be the people they want to serve but this simple instigation constantly encourages their dreams of egalitarianism and justice. This precisely is the fundamental tenet behind the creation of every successful social activist, without whose scrutinizing attitude absolutely nothing in this world would be complete