Brace yourselves for a pearl of wisdom. When you’re my age, you think you have the right to drop them. Which explains why so many senior activists are removed from so many guest lists:
Listening well & observing carefully are essential to the art of politics. Resist jumping on the bandwagon when you don’t understand something but take your time to study, listen, & do that elementary compare & contrast thing. Ask basic questions & stay away from conspiracy thinkers.