"The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you are going to lose, because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. In order for somebody to win an important, major fight 100 years hence, a lot of other people have got to be willing -- for the sheer fun and joy of it -- to go right ahead and fight, knowing they’re going to lose.
"You mustn’t feel like a martyr. You’ve got to enjoy it." (I.F. Stone)
It's not easy being a socialist. You won't make money in the process, or win powerful friends and influence people (it would be great, wouldn't it?). In fact, many will hate and despise you gratuitously. You will be slandered. Every little success will cost you dearly.
But you already know that, don't you?
This is one way:
This -- ask Chumbawamba -- is the other way:
No way is better than the other, in general. But one way might be better for you, in particular.
Whatever way life -- and you -- choose, I wish you good luck. May (the) God(s) -- if He/She/It/They actually exist(s) -- give you strength comrade.
Always remember this:
"I was. I am. I shall be!" (here)