After reading Goldie’s post Do we really need toys? Some people think they are Evil, I couldn’t help but eleborate more on this Topic.
Specifically, the kid that has been bothering me for a while.
Even more so, the People that are encouraging her.
You might have heard of Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old Swedish environmental activist.
She started off small, by Holding up a sign in front of the Swedish parliament.
This didn’t go unnoticed.
Soon others joined and before you have eaten your breakfast cereal, student strikes took place all over the world.
She proceeds with an EU speech.
First stating some environmental “facts”, which I am sure are straight from the one and only reliable source “the internet”.
Slowly, her voice becomes shaky, like she is about to cry.
People took this as a sign of how much she cared, but I honestly think it are just nerves.
Who wouldn’t be nervous with so many camera’s pointed at you??
In August 2019 she decided to expand in the USA.
She spend a 15 day journey in a 60ft (18m) yacht equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines.
The true fame came when she spoke out her speech at the UN.
Her message to the world Leaders was as follows:
“We are watching you….. You come to us young people for hope.
How dare you!!
You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”
World Leaders had no other choice than to react on that.
Trump being Trump tweeted:
She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!
Seriously, that man needs to take a rapid Social Media break.
Vladimir Putin took another approach.
He praised her for paying attention to the world’s problems and he is willing to support youngsters who do the same.
But he continued with the following words:
“I may disappoint you, but I don’t share everyone’s enthusiasm about Greta Thunberg’s speech.
Nobody explained to Greta that the modern world is complicated.
People in Africa and in many Asian countries want to be as wealthy as people in Sweden.
How can it be done?
By making them use solar Energy, which is plentiful in Africa.
But has anyone explained the cost of it?…… We Need to be realistic here.”
Amen to that.
I couldn’t have put it better.
Although, I have read some statements that anything coming out of Putin’s mouth is automatically considered bad.
Some people only hear what they want to hear.
Greta has been named one of the 100 most influencial people along with numerous other honors and Awards.
This became very clear when she appeared on Ellen.
With every breath she took, she received an Applause.
But she has also become a target in Social Media.
Unfortunately, People used her mental Health against her.
She became depressed at the age of 11 and was diagnosed with the Asperger Syndrome, OCD and selective mutism.
However, Greta herself, doesn’t view her Asperper’s as an illness, but more of a superpower.
This makes me sick to hear.
After 21 years of experiencing OCD torture nearly every day, I would never call this terrible illness my “superpower”.
It has destroyed my life more than it realizes.
I can conclude this post that I slightly envy her.
After 10 years in the coorporate world I haven’t achieved anything remotely to her.
Not even once been listened to about my suggestions to improve efficiency at the workplace.
And this child has half the internet, including world leaders talking about her.
Then again, I have never been openly blunt.
Is that the only way to be heard?
Have you heard about Greta Thunberg?
What do you think of her statements?
Is her childhood really stolen by the environmental crisis?
What do you think about Putin’s reaction to it?
Do you think your mental illness is your superpower?