In this world of comment board debates and trolls and innumerable pieces of floating disinformation, I believe it's important to live out your beliefs in real life with real people. One of the reasons for this is it gives back some humanity to the way we converse. We are looking someone in the eye and realizing that they are just a person too- and maybe we don't need to use smug name calling and ALL CAPS expletives to get our point across. Respecting someone's right to have a differing opinion is the only way you will ever convince someone to actually listen to you and perhaps even see your side. The internet has given us an infinite ability to communicate with each other- but it has taken the soul out of these communications. I'm not saying we should throw our laptops in the ocean- I'm just saying that if our only tool to express our beliefs is one that is often so toxic- and that you're not trying to make practical changes in the physical world based on your convictions- then you're falling short of your potential... and so are your ideas.