Yes! I think so. When I protested in front of the Mormon Temple re Prop 8 here in NYC, it was emotional to be sure. Did that emotion get out of hand? No. In fact, the whole thing was not only fun (this may sounds strange), but uplifting. It was good to actually DO something and not sit around thinking and worrying about it.
So- what happened?
The NYTimes published a full page ad by Mormon and conservatives decrying the protests against them.
Oh....and isn't that rich? Those who have advocated to the loss of our rights are claiming that they are the victim?
I don't think so.
Hmmm. I think we are hitting the mark, getting our message across, being heard.
Do I find protesting stressful? Not at all. Makes me feel alive.
Now. Could one get addicted to this kind of thing? Well....yeah! It's hard to live with that kind of high energy all the time.
There is something to be said for being able to be quiet and peaceful. Afer all, isn't that what we are working for?