I’ll let you in on a little secret. I am dying for people to get angry.
I don’t mean angry enough to post a Facebook status or to tweet something or even write a blog post like I’m doing now.
I mean angry enough to want and pursue change.
After all, that’s how change happens, right? People get angry?
I’ll let you in on another secret. I don’t think we know how to get angry anymore.
I come from the over-educated, over-privileged, and over-medicated generation.
We are constantly told we are special. If we don’t get the grade, there’s something wrong with the system or there’s something wrong with us. ADD, ADHD, not being challenged enough, you name it.
The solution? Zoloft, Ritalin, Paxil, Xanax.
It could never be that we’re just unhappy.
Truth be told, I come from that “over” background.
I’m finishing up my Masters, which has yet to land me a job or even many job interviews.
I’m grateful and ashamed at the same time that my parents still take care of me financially.
I was on at least 3 prescriptions drugs daily until I turned 18 and decided, I would be in charge of my body.
Since then? Yeah, I’ve run in to some shit. I’ve still got some emotional scars. I’m still emotionally stunted.
But most importantly, I’m still angry. I’m still angry enough to want something better.
People need to find their way back to that.