What do others think?

Democracy, to me, means conversation, and often conversations that are hard to have but necessary.

Adrienne Massanari

To me, democracy often means compromise between various groups of people and cultures. We don’t all think the same on everything and so it’s about trying to get along in a very basic sense. That’s what democracy means to me.

My subreddit Change My View tries to encourage that mentality.

Kal Turnbull

Democracy is about being able to have a conversation. For so long, traditional politics have allowed for a one-way conversation only. So the moment that dialogue takes place and there is participation in idea-making. This is where democracy really happens.

Maya Saikali

Democracy, to me, is about ordinary people having control over their own destinies, both collectively and individually. It’s about real control over your own destiny and the world around you in coalition and collectively with other people.

It’s not just about feeling involved or feeling listened to. And it’s not about consultation. It’s about who controls what and who has the power.

Michael Chessum

… simple

Mahadi Moon

Democracy is about inviting everybody to be part of the decision making process. And then to actively seek for minority standpoints and to include these standpoints in a fair way into the actual decision.

Marcel Burger
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