More Messages to the Future
To the future generations,
I will stand on the streets, in the courts, and in the schools to encourage awareness and empathy for the earth.
Less meat, more on my feet!
Even when contemplating huge global-historical issues — especially then — it’s important to stay grounded in the present time and place, the specific here and now, and the minute affairs of everyday interpersonal relations.
There is a place on this planet called the Amazon, and I don’t mean the online shopping site (is that still a thing in your time?).
I am working every second of my life, with every ounce of my being, to ensure that I am leaving you and your brother a planet that is safe and secure.
To my daughter and her children,
As a minister, I have preached that we are here to be of service to others and to be care takers of this wonderful planet that God has given us.
Dear Future Me: Only open after March 4th, 2050
I don’t regret my past ventures, nor do I believe I will regret my future ventures, but I’ve learned that I’ve needed to manifest these experiences into actions of sustainable development and conservation and protection of our environment.
I promise to work with my family and neighbors to reduce carbon output.
Today, I promise to keep my spaces clean and my environment cleaner.
Dear Future Self,
It was 2020, the year I realized that life is fragile—not just mine, but the entire planet—through immense consumption, pollution, greediness, ignorance, false bliss. This wasn’t the way I wanted to live my life, so I promise to actively make the change.
So today, my strong and spunky girl, I promise you this: I will stay vigilant and flexible. I will spread the word.
I will work everyday to combat climate change for your today, for your tomorrow!