I've worked with or have known many people in my life who have never understood that life is gray. Their perspective of/on life is Black and White, right or wrong. Experience has taught me that there's never a perfect answer, there's almost always going to be a combination of perspectives/answers. Whether we're talking about politics, site meta, race, religion, personal or other topics, there's never a perfect answer.
We should all be aware that things will never be the way we think they should be, but that doesn't mean we should stop working to make things better. I'll compare this to Netroots For The TroopsTM and our goal of $100,000. I'm often asked why I set the goal so high. I explain, it's better to shoot for Mars and hit the moon than to shoot for the moon and hit nothing. It's a compromise. But the compromise is closer to where I hope we would be than not working for a greater goal from the beginning.
I guess what I'm suggesting is don't be less passionate for your beliefs or cause, but don't be so blinded by that passion that you miss the victory may have already achieved. It may not be the victory you had in mind when you started, but it a greater victory than you would have had never tried at all. But, also don't stop, keep working. Don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Bring others to your side with gratitude for the work they have done that may have helped achieve what's already been accomplished. Inspire them and let them inspire you. Together you can get;
On with the games!!
Mojo Friday Guidelines
1) If you comment you have to recommend all comments. (in order to receive mojo you have to give mojo. It's only good mojo manners.)
2) Everything you say may be taken as a joke (so if you ask a question, expect a silly answer)
3) You must recommend the diary (and pimp it unapologetically)
4) You don't have to comment to recommend.
5) You can't steal my idea (right, like that ain't goin' to happen)
6) Please, no pictures or YouTubes until after 300 comments. Now, after 300, use a little common courtesy and be responsible in the number.
7) Mojo mojo mojo mojo, mojo mojo mojo.
8) TexDem (that's me) is not bound by the guidelines. Heh
Mojo Friday Goals
A. At least 300 different commenters and 1000 comments by 1:30 PM EST and 1500 by 5:00 PM EST Friday Night that it's posted.
B. 100 recommends for each comment, at least.
C. Stay on Recommend List at least five hours (this requires some strategic planning by you guys, refer to guideline #3)
D. At least 200 diary recommends. 300 would be better, spread the word.
E. And always, fun fun fun.
G. (New) Have at least 30 kossacks over 90% participation (see here for some tips).
H. Overload the servers with recommends, not to mention dominate Top Comments Mojo list. (we do tend to mess with the site with all of our recommends at one time)(also, to dominate the Top Comments Top Mojo we need at least 50 comments with over 200 recommends, see guideline B)
I. That's enough for now. (Have a suggestion? Post it.)
MKinTN posted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success called How to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.
For those of you new to MF (Mojo Friday) we have our own lingo about a few things. Thank's to MF'er Jez (the link will explain) go to this diary for a little more fun and explanation. Official Mojo Friday Snecktionary.