From Latin actus, the term act is linked to that of action , such as the ability to carry out a certain task. Anyway, in the colloquial sense, the word has several uses and applications.
In a play, an act is each of the parts into which an artistic work can be divided . For example: "In the first act of the piece, the main character tells why his grief".
The term is also used to refer to a public, political or formal celebration : "In an act held in the capital, the president confirmed that he will present himself as a candidate in search of reelection".
On the religious level there is the concept of Act of faith, which refers to the hope or concentration of mind in a feeling : "Jorge completed an act of faith by walking more than sixty kilometers to reach the cathedral and ask for his wife's health".
In the field of Justice , a legal act It is a voluntary and conscious action whose purpose is to establish, modify or extinguish rights Among legal entities. In this way, it implies a modification of the state of affairs through the legal system.
Continuing with justice, a administrative act It is the legal act that promotes a public administration. A conciliation , on the other hand, is the appearance of the parties disregarded before a judge, with the aim of excusing a dispute.
We can also say that an act was a Roman linear measure It was about 36 meters long. A square act it was the Roman superficial measure that had 30 minimum acts.
The importance of activism
There is a concept related to what we are defining as known as activism and refers to the action that aims generate a change of social or political character , manifesting within a ethical or ideological position. Today we tend to listen continuously to activism in favor of animals but do we know the true importance of this?
Because of various acts that our species has been carrying out over time it has been necessary for many people, aware of the seriousness of their consequences , should have risen to fight for the rights of other species.
Some of the most important activist movements are those carried out by supporters of Veganism worldwide ; that fight to abolish the consumption of meat and other animal derivatives. They propose a world where all living beings have the right to live in freedom and are not raised for consumption ; a world where the consumption of meat, milk, eggs, wool and other animal derivatives does not exist and is lived in an ethical and respectful way of life.
In the acts carried out by activists the disclosure of new values that are imposed on those who usually corrupt the social balance . The message is usually very clear, for example in a protest against circuses or zoos, many activists lock themselves in cages in a public space to generate empathy in passersby and show that no living being can be happy being deprived of his freedom and, above all, that the human being has no right to "take over" other lives, both for your entertainment and to meet some of your basic needs such as food or clothing .
Finally, it should be noted that there are other variants of the concept, although in general all of them are linked to the concept of action, operation or maneuver.