Opinion: When Feeling Powerless Crushes Your Desire to Change the World

It all started some years back, when I was lying in my bed after a long day at school and my thoughts began to wander. It had been a tiresome day and my bed felt extra comfortable. The softness of the mattress, the smell of the newly washed bed sheets and knowing that I did not have to worry about monsters underneath my bed. Life was good. I felt gratitude. Nevertheless, I also felt an odd feeling of guilt.  I started to think about all those who were not as lucky as me. Those who see the grass as their mattress and the leaves as their duvets and pillows. Children who do not fear monsters, because they are more worried about if there will be a tomorrow… continue reading →