Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Jon on Changing Society
On the flip side, a young woman came up to say that she does outreach for gay rights issues, and said that it can sometimes be discouraging, and asked if I ever felt the same way. I told her that I didn't get discouraged because I saw this as a numbers game, and that part of the scenario is that we're going to have to deal with some antagonism to reach those willing to hear us out. But there are always those willing to hear us out, and reaching those people is an exciting thing. And for any movement that seeks change, there will always be resistance, but it's a lot more rewarding to be a part of this change, to know we're playing our role in something great, than to give up. I stressed the work she was doing was important, and she said the same to me. The conversation seemed to leave both of us happy and inspired.