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Meesha Shafi: Am I ready to change anything? Or am I just sheeping along with a herd of reluctant activists?

Meesha Shafi: Am I ready to change anything? Or am I just sheeping along with a herd of reluctant activists?

Involved in a legal battle with singer Ali Zafar for the past two years, former Overload vocalist Meesha Shafi has mostly stayed away from social media.

However Shafi recently shared a portrait of herself revised by renowned artist Sara Shakeel, somewhat talking about being ‘woke.” She said, “We all have our share of struggles. Some hidden, some in plain view. We all pine and bicker about the way things are. Get into heated debates. Get ourselves worked up into a verbal frenzy of passion. The passion to convince someone to change the way they think. Or the passion to persuade them to at least be somewhat outraged by the status quo”. She continued “But when passion doesn’t become the fuel with which to propel ourselves into taking action, it turns into procrastination. And then guilt… till finally, it morphs into self loathing”.

She added, “To anyone reading this, next time you find yourself engaged in armchair wokeness, or even watsapp wokeness, before working yourself up into too much of a fury, pause and ask yourself, is any of this going to change anything? Am I ready to change anything? Or am I just sheeping along with a herd of reluctant activists? Criticizing the herd mentality with such fervor, as the critics themselves become a whole new flock all unto themselves.Change is painful, and scary. And HARD. Like giving birth, labor pains must be felt. Sacrifices beg to be made. People who set out to make change sometimes make it look easy. It’s not. Don’t be fooled.

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History shows us that people like to call change makers all kinds of names. Liars. Attention seekers. Conspirators. Never heroes. Legends. Icons. Saviors. Truth tellers. Warriors. Not until after they die. Because once they’re gone, they’re no longer threatening. Once they’re gone, you can not put gag orders on them. Once they’re gone, you can’t bully them any longer. Once they’re gone, you can not ban them. But today’s closet woke folks, will tomorrow call them heroes. This is how heroes are recognized. Always late. Because they are ahead of their time. After all, if they weren’t, what could they possibly change?” she stated.

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