I am small, I am nothing. I have nine twitter followers. A lot of the people that I follow on twitter will tweet out things about stomping out homophobia, racism, sexism, and all other things that are quality to stomp out. I like reading what they have to say about it, their different views on how to tackle these things, or what people can do to make a difference. I then will find myself feeling like I am not pulling my weight, I’m not posting about this stuff all the time. Yes I hate all that stuff just as much as they do, and I do my part in getting out and voting. I put a big focus on the local politics and elections in my community, (which side note, more people should care about this local stuff) I vote in every election, attend city hall meetings to engage with my city council members, donate money to good causes when I can, and try to stay engaged in these topics. But at the same time, I’m not out fighting the good fight on twitter and facebook, and sometimes this makes me feel small and shitty for not constantly tweeting and replying about this stuff. But at the end of the day I have 9 twitter followers that are just my friends on twitter. I’m not making any difference by tweeting about how fucked up thing X is, or why thing Y is just wrong. I have no money, and no power. I guess my question is, what should I do here? Does anyone else feel like they are a pico percentage of a larger pond? Why do I feel guilty when I read about the things that people are upset about, I did zero of those things, yet feel ashamed for not doing enough? When I feel like I do more than most of the people tweeting about this stuff?
Sorry if this post is just a bunch of word salad, I’m just super confused/struggling with these feelings. would love to hear what ya’ll think about this.