Sunday, 13 March 2016

A Little Note on Remaining Individual.

The petitions that Avaaz send me to sign often have a progress meter showing the current number of signatures and a rolling list of the five latest signers. It isn’t unusual to see on that list:

Victoria and Andrew Smith, New Zealand (the names are fictitious, by the way)

This strikes me as a little odd - as maybe taking the concept of togetherness a little too far. I wonder why they don’t sign separately, which would be a perfectly valid thing to do and would offer two benefits:

1. It would double their contribution to the cause.

2. It would prove to them and the world that they are expressing the same opinion because they hold the same opinion, not because they’re a couple.

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