These two grants - grants that directly support beginning farmers - cost me nearly 70 hours of lobbying efforts with the farmers union to get on the Farm Bill. I was starting to get down on myself for over-investing my emotional energy until I got a call this morning from the union president who shared news of this success. He was confident this wouldn't have happened without our efforts.
This is strong evidence that if you're outraged, stop complaining on social media and try using your voice and influence instead. And screw that whole, "keep calm" crap. Screaming and slamming on desks is way more effective.