7. Hold on to your vision for the world as you want it to be

Why it matters

We all know fear can be paralyzing. It can be easy to get caught in a quagmire of panic and hopelessness with each new development that threatens people’s lives and promises to roll back progress. But if we lose hope, the opposition wins. Don’t let the corporate-dominated media and culture force us to give up hope for a society that works for all people. A society based on values of justice, love, and dignity, where all people -- of all races, income levels, genders, sexualities, abilities, religions, and countries of origin -- can thrive.

Articulating that vision is an important component of resistance. And a shared vision for a better world has been a cornerstone of social justice movements.

What to do

Take 10 minutes, an hour, an afternoon or evening, to focus your attention on developing and articulating that vision. Maybe you write a manifesto -- or a poem. Maybe you write an essay, make a painting, a video, or a bullet-point list.

Some questions to consider as you engage in visioning:

  • What gives you hope today?
  • What has given you hope in the past?
  • How would you sum up the state of society and power today? How did we get here?
  • What are the characteristics of the world you want to live in?
  • What are the key ingredients and strategies for transforming the world over the next 10 years to be sustainable, just, and democratic?
  • If you could move one million people to do one thing, what would it be?

You can also check out our vision for a more just and sustainable world.

And share yours with us at actionleague@stopcorporateabuse.org or below:

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