Thinking Aloud

Asking awkward questions of the powerful

Social activists disturb our comfort, making us consider new ways of living together

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We were looking at menus when he popped the question: "So, what do you consider the greatest social problem of our time?"

Unsure how to respond, I kept quiet. The other person in our group of three had known Mr Social Conscience for far longer, so he kept his eyes fixed on the menu and muttered: "I just want to order dessert."

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