The other day I was compared, rather unfavourably, to Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells. Since then I’ve been thinking about this and decided that, actually, I’m going to take that as a compliment.

Yes, such people often try to make points that are, from our point of view, disagreeable or, at the very least, remarkably NIMBY. However, these are people who care. Care enough to make an effort, even if it is just to write to the local paper. An effort to make their opinion heard and try to make a positive difference to the world.

Frankly I’d rather be with them, even when I’m wrong, than with those who complain and yet make no effort to engage with others and attempt to change their point of view.

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