This was said by Rick Stengel, editor of TIME, in a statement on Wednesday (14/12).
“Is there a global tipping point for frustration? Everywhere, it seems, people say that they had enough,” said Stengel.
Differences annual title given to someone or something else that is owned, most trusted TIME influenced the culture and the news over the past year, either for good or bad.
“They are different opinions, they are asked. They did not despair, even when the answer comes back in a cloud of tear gas or a hail of bullets, they truly embody the idea that individuals can take collective action, colossal changes,” he said.
In almost every continent in 2011 has been an increase in unrest and dissent, whether peaceful or violent sometimes. This is almost unprecedented.
The protesters who are in a long list of countries, like Israel, India, Chile, China, Britain, Spain and the United States, all their actions are explicitly linked to the popular revolution that has shaken the Middle East.
TIME list in second place, there is Admiral William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations Command and commander of all U.S. secret mission to Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Chinese dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, who got a secret detention for 81 days by the government earlier this year, sparking international condemnation, occupy the position of number three, followed by the U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman, Paul Ryan.
Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge, England, Kate Middleton, who was married to Prince William in April, also on the list of TIME flash.
For the record, last year, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg received the honor “Person of the Year” in 2010.