I’ve met plenty of people who seem to have decided that they will not be happy until every injustice – real or imagined – is erased. While ending injustice is a laudable goal that I fully support, choosing to me miserable isn’t. The truth is that we choose whether or not to be happy and content, and it is entirely possible to choose to be happy while still fully engaging in social justice work. Our world isn’t perfect, and it probably never will be. That doesn’t mean we should all walk around moping and whining until it is. If you are one of those people, the odds are that someone is reinforcing your choice to me miserable by feeding into your “woe is me” act. Grow up.