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    The law isn't always right hé?

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    There are laws which 90% of people would agree are right and which, ultimately, we all benefit from. I support those wholeheartedly and act in accordance. Then there are the laws misapplied either on a technicality or for purely private gain with no wider benefit to society, I take a more pragmatic view of those .

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    And here must end that line of conversation please for fear of you telling me something that I have to report or you bringing in DWD and myself as accomplices and accessories....
    “You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
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    Haha Suzi I don't think you need to worry about a criminal element here. I was thinking primarily of oppressed people, like when women were not allowed to vote and asylum seekers not being allowed to work etc etc. The law is only as good as the society that accepts it.

    Talking to people who are pushing the boundaries to make society better for us all is certainly one way to invest in society around you and not to feel so isolated. When I was politically active in the UK I had many happy days from meeting people on marches who also cared about things in the world. Sometimes you can actually make a difference. We stopped a hospice from closing due to cuts once.

    That's the kind of conversation I thought we were in anyway. I was in no way advocating law breaking that is hurting people in any way.. but I don't need a law to tell me not to do that. Anyway, just clarifying what I had in mind when I said that. I don't really want to carry on the conversation either.

    You also have to be pretty healthy to get involved with activism if you don't want to have a melt down while trying to do it.. it can be a lot of hard work. Something I can't manage any more, but like volunteering it can be a great thing to do if you are in recovery. There are lots of legal groups out there! haha

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    I was in no way advocating law breaking that is hurting people in any way
    Agreed. Impressed that you found the energy in the past for activism. Out of respect for the site I am happy to end this conversation here too. Shall we let this thread get back to Boosting the Mood?

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    Depression is not my primary issue. I have it sometimes and sometimes not. There have been times in life when I have had too much energy to stay in!
    And yes.. more suggestions everyone. I would like to use this thread for inspiration when I don't know what to do.

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