“We have not inherited the earth from our parents;
we have borrowed it from our children.”
I don’t have any children yet, but many of my good friends have recently brought a member of a new generation into the world. I guess we are of that age.
Often when I have the time, I navel-gaze and give some thought to future generations and what history might say about us and how we now live. Some days I think we are all screwed; perhaps it would be a good thing for humans to drive themselves extinct. Why would any sane society pollute drinking water, fill the oceans with plastics or pump so many toxins into the environment that they end up in breast milk?
As supposedly intelligent animals it’s hard to understand how we’ve managed to create a society where we are so far removed from nature that we as individuals can no longer feed ourselves, where few people have enough time to stay home and raise their young, where young girls die because they don’t think they measure up to society’s idea of beauty? What on Earth are we doing? Honestly, how can we hand this life to our kids and say, “This is the best we could do!”
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