“Start doing the things you think should be done, and start being what you think society should become.

Do you believe in free speech? Then speak freely.

Do you love the truth? Then tell it.

Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open.

Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely.”

These words, attributed to Adam Michnik, encapsulate the simple, yet seemingly forgotten principle that we control the world we live in by the everyday choices we make and the actions we take. Or fail to take.

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