I’m glad you found the book useful. It is part of my penance for all the mistakes I’ve made in my life – not only refusing to jump at the chance to go vegetarian, but later, spending years indulging my anger instead of pursuing constructive advocacy that actually helps animals.
It took me years to realize this, but if we really want to make the world a better place, we should look at history. Many people have been angry at past injustices – and rightly so. But the individuals who actually brought about meaningful, lasting change aren’t those who simply expressed their outrage. Rather, those who really changed the world worked from an understanding of human nature and how societies change. They pursued realistic, methodical campaigns. These types of actions are rarely high-profile or emotionally cathartic. But if we truly want to help those suffering, we can’t simply be angry. We also have to be ruthlessly rational in how we use our limited time and resources.