It’s been quite some time that I’m active in promoting software libre and free culture. In all these years that I’ve been active, I saw many people that use software libre because they were excited about it. They were trying something new (for them) and they have been interested in finding every aspect of it.
However, when I talk about software freedom to somebody and that person decides to immediately delete its Google (and other proprietary) accounts, services, and software, I ask for patience and tell that person to not hurry. I tell those who make emotional and hurried decisions not to act in a hurry and to move forward step by step with patience.
I believe, freedom of thought is much more important than using software libre.
A free-thinking person makes decisions not out of temporary and false feelings but out of study and awareness. That person weighs the consequences of each action and chooses tools not on the basis of emotion, but on the basis of its long-term impact on itself and society.
A free-thinking person cares about software libre because that person is deeply aware of its rights and responsibilities.
Instant decisions often lead to short-term use and boredom of software libre, while informing people and giving freedom of thought to people leads to the right choice and development of software and culture freedom movement.
Just using software libre is not important and even sometimes wrong; It is important to think about software and culture freedom.