Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, commented on her image in the media in an interview with the BBC. She also talked about how she is privately. “I don’t know if people would recognize me if they met me off-camera,” she said.
– In my private life, I am a completely different person. I don’t know if people would recognize me if they met me outside the cameras – admitted Greta Thunberg in an interview with the BBC. – Privately, I’m not too serious. I show my anger in the media, but in fact I don’t get angry often. I am childish, maybe even too much – she added.
The 18-year-old activist was also asked about her future, but did not want to talk about it. – I do not feel like a climate celebrity, I consider myself an activist. I also don’t think my private life and plans are very interesting. In the future, I will still be an activist, because there will definitely be a need for it.
– You cannot say at some point in your life: ‘from now on I stop working anymore’. It is not black and white – he explains. – Although there may come a time when you feel that there is nothing else you can do.
Greta responds to the critics
BBC journalist Rebecca Morelle also referred to critical voices about Greta Thunberg’s activities: – Some critics say that it is easy to lecture others, point out that they are not doing enough for the climate, and it is more difficult to introduce changes themselves. What would you say to them?
The famous activist emphasizes that it is important to distinguish between social activists and politicians: – This is the role of activists: organize marches, various events, speak. This is what we do. Activists have always been doing this. Politicians have a different role to play. They are there to make changes.
The greatest success of its climate action? “It would be my greatest success if people finally understood that changes are urgently needed,” says Thunberg. – That the crisis is taking place here and now, that the system needs to be changed from scratch, right now. It would be a change. Real change does not happen in specific marches or conferences, but they lead to it.
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