I promise not to use plastic from now on, promote Rewheel.
More Messages to the Future
I promise to ride a bike and take a smart train.
To Annika, Anders, Stella, Eva, and Mickey,
In writing to you, I realize that I don’t want you to be hard on yourself if you choose to not make this your cause. But it is mine, so I hope that you hold me accountable to some of what I wrote here.
Dear Abigail and Olivia,
What stories will you tell them about our generation? Will we be heroes or villains?
Pick up your trash wherever you go!
Dear future me,
I’m doing this work because I see it as the best way to save and improve as many lives as possible. I’m doing it so you, 2050 Ryan, can look at yourself in the mirror. And so you can tell your kids and grandkids someday that you did everything you could.
To the generation after mine,
But when you encounter that resistance–and you will, regularly–know that you must respond just how we have had to these past 50 years. With love, and sternness, and most of all, courage. Because that is what the resistance fears the most. We who came before you promise that we will do the same while we wait for you. Know that you will never be alone.
It wasn’t about Him, it was about Us. And this isn’t about Me, it’s about You. And it won’t be about You, it will be about Them.
This is just the beginning. It’s the accrual of little seeds of change that will lead to the tree of revolution.
I promise I’ll replace our lights with LED lights.
I promise to stop using a plastic straw.
I promise to be creative – make art!
I believe this fusion of ecology and economy backed by the digital technology is our great achievement.