Chelsea Clinton: Young People Should Use Their Anger to Make a Difference
Chelsea Clinton, who now fancies herself a motivational coach, told an audience at a conference on women and technology in Newport Beach, California, that the best way for young people to motivate themselves to change the world is to tap into their anger.
Taking a cue from the strident voice of her mother, Clinton said to young people, “What makes you most angry? What pisses you off?" She added, "Think about what your talents and skills are. And match [them] with what makes you angry — or, if you’re differently constituted, to what makes you most happy and inspired.”
Drawing on her vast worldly experience, Clinton said her own anger stems from the fact that the world hasn’t yet reached the heights delineated in the platform of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Of course, that was a plug for her mother, who said at that conference, “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.”
The young Clinton intoned, “For me, the thing that makes me angry is, no country in the world has lived up to the promise of the Beijing platform.” She added that the Clinton Foundation is working on an initiative called No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which is monitoring just how cooperative the world is being in accommodating the standards of the Beijing conference.