Author: Dalai Lama
Anger is a sentiment that can corrode, but it is also an important driver for driving important social changes. This, however, provided you use it compassionately.
In the real world, exploitation exists: an unbridgeable and unfair distance separates the rich from the poor.
In this book, the Dalai Lama tells us that we cannot remain indifferent. Get angry, he suggests. We are surprised, because nothing would seem more in contradiction with his practice of love of neighbor. But anger is also an essential part of our human being and suffocating it could destroy us from within.
We must therefore be able to transform it into a variant of it, the "compassionate anger", which is instead a beneficial force because it is not directed towards the affirmation of the self, but towards the protection of others.
It is an anger that arises from indignation. There is much that deserves our outrage today: inequality, racism, ignorance.
We must therefore learn to translate anger for these right reasons into compassionate action that brings love, peace and health to the whole world.