“I no longer look for the good in people, I search for the real… because while good is often dressed in fake clothing, real is naked and proud no matter the scars.”
~ Chishala Lishomwa
Having good intentions isn’t the same as fighting for a good cause.
There are some people who can be gruff, confrontational, argumentative, and such. One might be tempted to call them assholes. But quite a few of these people are among the strongest defenders of truth and justice you’ll ever find. And behind the rough exterior many of them can be fiercely compassionate.
They are the kind of people you want in a fight. They will have your back and they won’t abandon you. They are often people who have had struggles in life and have dealt with serious shit. They know the dark side of life and they know full well the problems we face. They’ve sacrificed much and they are willing to sacrifice even more, when that is what is needed.
Without these people, the world would be a thousand times worse. Yet these people rarely get credit for all that they do. The more polite, moderate, civilized people find them offensive, radical, or even dangerous. Yet what a horrific world we would live in if not for those who are willing to put themselves on the line, again and again.
The trick is to be an asshole for a good cause.