Bridging the generation gap at home?

See also “Why teenagers are protesting.”

Occupiers have been trying to mobilize more support for genuine universal suffrage. They are going out of the bubbles of occupy sites to different neighborhoods. However, wherever they go, they are surrounded by anti-occupiers.

Maybe young students can bridge the generation gap at home first? Many don’t dare talk to their anti-occupy parents and would go home only while their parents are out at work. If they can withstand counterprotestors who curse them and spit at them, why not convince parents, grandparents, and aunties and uncles who love them?

Young students have shown their determination for genuine universal suffrage by camping out, sweeping the streets, recycling garbage, and cleaning toilets. Why not also show their determination and transformation to parents? Clean up their rooms and apartments, make dinners for parents, and sit down for a long chat on what they are fighting for? Every parent in the world can be easily melted by the good son/daughter.

Schoolgirl Protester Risks Future for Hong Kong Democracy Fight http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-23/schoolgirl-protester-risks-future-for-hong-kong-democracy-fight.html

Confrontations as Occupy activists hold roadshows http://www.ejinsight.com/20141124-confrontations-as-occupy-activists-hold-roadshows/

Many parents are opposed to the Umbrella Movement. Students have written open letters to their parents explaining why they are occupying:

給爸媽的信 https://www.facebook.com/alettertoparents?fref=nf

一個坐在金鐘多天沒幫媽媽做家務的不肖子:爸爸媽媽,請讓我們去 為自已的未來奮闘 http://hktext.blogspot.hk/2014/10/please_20.html

屋邨仔自白:我愛父母 所以選擇佔領 https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLQcmGU2t4gsp4RMgrqnMiaJq24FJyWGhz&v=Zjsn2kBV9cU

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