Taragraphies is an open space for and “work in progress” of reflection, opinion, curiosity and a view from within of the editor as a dreamer, an activist and an ordinary individual who engaged in social and ecological movement in Thailand and Southeast Asia over 30 years.
To be an activist is about being a responsible and empowered citizen. It is about overcoming the passivity, self-doubt and resignation that hold much of the population captive to elitist power structures.Aidan Ricketts, The Activist Handbook, 2012
I therefore think that activism has the capacity not only to produce change in the world around us but also to be deeply transforming ourself personally and spiritually.
Activists take full personal responsibility for their place in the world and learn to accept and channel the personal political power within them. Do not surprise that it is a bumpy ride and that there are a number of pitfalls along the way. The risks are no reason to avoid the journey; it is an important journey for our overall collective evolution.Aidan Ricketts, The Activist Handbook, 2012
As a dreamer, I believe that life is filled with possibilities waiting to be realised, rich with meanings calling out to be understood. There is no such thing as a life without problem – so solve problem, be happy!