When negative is good
“There are times when you are simply required to be impolite. There are times when condescension is called for!” – Jed Bartlet
Yes. Damn. Yes! It is your awesome responsibility to be angry! About lies, deception, manipulation, and the use of force. Isn't it odd that an emotion like anger is hardly seen as powerful and righteous, but rather as dangerous and a sign of weakness? Who dares to be angry anymore? Anger is a main motivator for change and innovation. And yet, we are trained to be emotionally intelligent and to look away. It is easier to go along to get along, and almost irrational not to.
The streets are quiet. Nobody raises a voice. Any public display of emotion needs orchestration and supervision – demonstrations, carnival, soccer matches, theatrical performances. I am itching to get out of this trap.