Monday, August 27, 2012

Anger and courage

"Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are anger and courage.  
Anger at the way things are, 
and courage to see that they do not remain as they are."
 - St. Augustine

This reminds me of a more contemporary quote from the 1976 movie, Network,  "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more."

Despite ongoing wars, famines, ecological devastation and a host of injustices, it is easier than ever before for those of us in "first world" countries to become complacent with things as they are.  Many of us can just comfortably plop down with a cup or glass of our favorite beverage and watch the world go by on a wide screened television, or perhaps surf the web until the wee morning hours.

Yet, if we dare to hope for a better future it requires courage to act and speak on behalf of our concerns.  What do you care about enough that is worth courageous action? Now, the tougher question, what are you going to do about it, and when?

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