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I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day – January 7, 2023

I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day is commemorated on January 7 every year. The start of a new year is a good time to reflect on our lives and decide what we want to change about them. This is a day dedicated to standing up for yourself. A day of taking control. It aims to inspire you to start the year with a new attitude that combines both being strong and honest. You don’t have to be angry to participate; you just have to be true to yourself and know when you’ve had enough.

History of I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day

Revolution, when viewed through the lens of political science and history, is a radical change to an accepted order. This usually refers to the established government or social institutions. It can be sudden, sometimes even violent. Change in the form of political, economic, social, or technological can be brought about by organized movements. Those who begin revolutions have concluded that the current institutions in that particular society either no longer serve their purpose or have failed it entirely. The established political order is challenged and the eventual replacement is typically vastly different from it.

From ancient Greece to the European Middle Ages, a revolution was regarded as a destructive force. Only after a breakdown in the fundamental moral and religious beliefs was it ever seen as a possibility. When people become disheartened by the existing situation, it affects the way they think and feel. Philosophers throughout history had different views on revolution. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher viewed it as a desire for honor and equality. Plato believed that a firmly upheld system of beliefs could prevent it and that a society that was in social decay was prone to it.

In Europe, through the Middle Ages, the church maintained its authority. Later on during the Renaissance period, the idea of revolution started to change. It was seen as necessary for progress. From 1450 to 1750, many political and philosophical concepts were changing around the world. People acquired more knowledge and accepted new ideas. Most countries in Europe were ruled by absolute monarchies and people started to question this absolute rule, with growing discontent. The Age of Enlightenment in the 1700s ushered in revolutions all over the world. These didn’t just change the country’s political system. It brought about changes in society as well.

I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day timeline

1775 — 1783
The American Revolution

North American colonies reject British imperial rule and gains independence.

1789 — 1799
The French Revolution

The people rise in defiance of the centuries-old-French monarchy.

1791— 1804
The Haitian Revolution

It succeeds in becoming the most successful slave rebellion in the Western World.

1917 — 1923
The Russian Revolution

It brings about the transformation of Russia’s traditional monarchy into the world’s first Communist state, the USSR.

1948
The Chinese Communist Revolution

It paves the way for the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.

I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day FAQs

What are the main causes of revolution?

Governmental and political corruption, as well as colonization, are the usual causes of revolution in nations.

What are the effects of revolution?

Swift regime changes due to revolutions often lead to short-term economic change. Some say revolutions result in capitalist market growth, while others argue that they’re only political and have no economic effect.

What is the difference between revolution and rebellion?

A revolution is a political upheaval in a government characterized by great change. A rebellion is a resistance to an established government or ruler, usually with arms involved.

I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day Activities

  1. Screen your calls

    Thank heavens for caller ID! If you don’t feel like picking up your boss’s call — especially if it’s after work hours — then don’t. Pick up only those you want to talk to, or none at all.

  2. Show your true colors

    This is one day you can let it all hang out emotionally. Feel every honest emotion and let everyone know about it through your facial expressions, words, or lack thereof!

  3. Play hooky

    Tired of school, work, or life? Take a break and do whatever you want to do. Whether it’s just a few hours or even a whole day, you’re bound to come back refreshed.

5 Famous Thoughts About Revolution

  1. Niccolo Machiavelli

    The Italian sixteenth-century writer believed that a stable state could withstand the threat of revolution, yet changes in the structure of government were also needed at times.

  2. John Milton

    The English seventeenth-century writer thought that revolution was a means to freedom.

  3. Immanuel Kant

    The eighteenth-century German philosopher said that revolution was a natural step for the advancement of society.

  4. G.W.F. Hegel

    The nineteenth-century German philosopher saw revolution as the fulfillment of human destiny and that their leaders were needed to implement reforms.

  5. Karl Marx

    The German philosopher espoused that the working class would inevitably rise and a new society where everyone was equal would be created.

Why We Love I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day

  1. It allows us to be honest

    There are times when it's polite to hold our tongue. There are times to be true to ourselves, and this day is one of them!

  2. It helps manage our emotions

    We learn to balance our emotions. We learn that it is okay to acknowledge and honor what we are feeling.

  3. It puts yourself first

    No need to take things lying down today! Stand up for what you think is right.

I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day dates

YearDateDay
2023January 7Saturday
2024January 7Sunday
2025January 7Tuesday
2026January 7Wednesday
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