I once quit a summer job so I could make it to a PETA rally. At the time I was less concerned about the treatment of animals than I was about how my high school girlfriend, a vegetarian, would treat me. I found her far more alluring than social activism.
Back then, I was also a member of a group called SANE -- I believe it stood for Students Against Nuclear Energy. I attended a couple of meetings in dimly lit auditoriums and basements before bailing. I'd joined not because I cared much about nuclear energy -- hell, I barely knew anything about it --...
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