Being an activist can be frustrating, deeply saddening and seemingly hopeless at times. Burn out among those who try to change our world for the better is common and it’s easy to see why; stay around as an activist for long and it can seem that the people who care just don’t care enough and the world as we know it is going to fall all around us pretty soon. Which may all be true, yet the fact that we’re probably all doomed isn’t any reason at all to stop trying to stand up for the oppressed, and face down greed, a lack of critical thinking and evil wherever you may find it.

But in order to do this you have to stay in the game, and this can be a challenge. In this short film activist Randall Arauz explains how he has kept going as an effective force for good over a career spanning several decades.