I struggle with the fact that I get on planes to go to events when I know that planes are horribly harmful to the environment. I was definitely angry, but that anger was burning me out.
For example, many people get involved in the presidential election yet do not know who sits on their board of education, their city council, and so on.
Earth First! If I spend too much time in cities, I become mean and out of balance. Unfortunately our country has spent billions in tax dollars to subsidize large corporations that use destructive methods for coal mining, logging, and oil extraction.
Hill: When I got involved in direct action, I was young and did not have any mentors I could look to for support. Until she was about ten years old, Hill lived in a foot 9. By the time I left, my capacity for compassion — for myself and anyone else — was pretty much nonexistent.