Protest Is About Making You Feel Uncomfortable
...A statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something...
The point of protest is to make you uncomfortable.
It's about upsetting the status quo. About changing the (perceived) complacency, inadequacy, inappropriateness of the current situation.
It isn't meant to be pleasant. It isn't meant to be accommodating. It sure as fuck isn't meant to be polite.
It's meant to change your thinking. It's meant to push you out of your comfort zone. It's meant to challenge an idea(s) that you hold dear, perhaps take for granted.
Nothing we truly value was put in place without some form of protest. Some push for change. Some acceptance of risk, of some sort.
Professionally. Personally. Socially. Politically.
But we don't like it.
It's difficult if we are the protester, because it pushes us out of our comfort zone, which is the point.
And it's difficult if we (or our ideas) are the point of that protest, because we feel it to be a personal affront as to who we are. Which is also the point.
But again, nothing we truly value came to be without some form of protest. Without our discomfort.
Instead of getting annoyed by it, maybe we should understand that the very point is to make us think.
That maybe what we take for granted isn't what it should be.
That maybe need a new way of thinking and being, a new paradigm.
That maybe, by cocooning ourselves in the whatever bubble we find ourselves in, we are contributing to the problem. That maybe we are the problem.
Maybe that's uncomfortable.
That's the point.