The true impact of activism may not be felt for a generation. That alone is reason to fight, rather than surrender to despair
Rebecca Solnit is insightful as usual in this essay "Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option" http://rebeccasolnit.net/essay/protest-and-persist-why-giving-up-hope-is-not-an-option/
"Actions often ripple far beyond their immediate objective, and remembering this is reason to live by principle and act in hope that what you do matters, even when results are unlikely to be immediate or obvious."
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