My name is Brittany and I am one of those people who knows nothing about political activism, so you can imagine how lost I was when people started talking about the Occupy Wall Street movement. My roommate tried explaining it to me, but the reality is that all of the information she offered went right over my head. I pride myself on being a really intelligent person, so I decided that I am going to read up on the history in order to see what all of it was really about. Now I just have to decide what to use as a source of information.

I am a fan of blogs, but they tend to be written by people who have already formed their opinions. This is not something that is useful when you are trying to look for the facts on something. A friend of mine said that there were a couple of documentaries that were made on the subject, but I think I prefer reading. If I get a few books or find some websites that have great information, maybe I will follow up and go and watch a video or two. I will have to see what happens.

The Occupy Movement Is Not My Thing

I am also one of those people who does not really care when people decide to stand up and protest a cause. This is probably a sad way to be, but I am just not interested in standing outside in the cold and trying to make a difference. Especially since sometimes it does nothing and you end up looking like a fool. My family wishes that I was more passionate about things like this, but I do not see my opinion of that changing any time soon. A friend of mine suggested I read up on the history of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but I don’t plan on doing that.

All I know is that the Occupy movement spread to cities other than New York. In fact, Boston and other places had to deal with the protestors as well. I know I am probably wrong for talking about these people like their cause does not really matter, but the reality is that I am not really very concerned about it. I am more into giving money to charity than sitting outside during a protest or volunteering my time since I do not have a lot to spare.