Be brave, be outraged, and use your common sense
Pia Klemp, sea captain, activist and rescue ship commander, wants us all to feel more anger. She wants us to feel the kind of rage that will inspire us to act and make the world a better place.
We seem to be living in angry times: Women and people of colour are demanding equality, young people are demanding that we protect our planet, human rights activists are campaigning for the humane treatment of refugees. They may get people’s attention – but they don’t necessarily win respect or understanding. The disadvantaged aren’t angry, they’re hysterical. You just can’t take them seriously. – At least, that’s how it seems.
It’s time for a change, and we can use our fury as a tool to tear down walls, instead of just throwing things at them. It’s an emotion that can reveal what’s really important to us. Because if you aren’t seething with rage, you clearly haven’t been paying attention.