Managing Burnout

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Chris Napier

A few weeks ago I was asked to speak about my experiences of activist burnout at the meeting of the Glasgow West-sub branch of the Scottish Green Party. This is a written version of what I said, with less rambling, less self deprecating humour and a few additional thoughts. Continue reading

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The Activist Trap.

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Chris Napier

Political involvement is a strange thing. Invariably, you get involved because you care, because you’re passionate about a cause or an ideology, about making the world better in some way. While of course, there is considerable disagreement between parties as to what that entails, at the end of the day you are willing to give up your time and energy to convince people to vote a certain way, to put pressure on government and politicians to adopt certain polices and do the less obvious work that supports all of that.

It’s quite a burden to take on. Continue reading