I hear and read a lot of thoughts on hope and about staying positive. But what about embracing emotions like fear or panic; the kind of fear and panic which pushes us into action.

This too shall pass.

The world just needs hope.

Just stay positive.

These are all great words of encouragement and healthy outlooks. And yet, not all things will pass without intervention. Topics such as clean air, clean water, reforestation, species extinction, water rights, climate change, and land rights, don’t just “pass” without action.

Without action, we aren’t looking at hope.

“But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear that I feel every day. I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is… There are no grey areas when it comes to survival.” Greta Thunberg

Standing Rock Sioux

Greta Thunberg