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Dear youngsters,

Right now, times are tough on the ecological front. A decreasingly conscious capitalistic world once again is forced to come to terms with the consequences of our overbearing and destructive consumption habits. Each day I watch as humanity slowly, tastelessly inches itself ever closer to its own grisly end, willfully ignorant, exploiting the natural bounty of the Earth with little real regard for contingencies.

It is only now that I am writing this letter that the absolutely colossal scale of my hypocrisy shines through to me. I bought into typical consumerist greed just as well as everybody else. I practiced ineffective, half-hearted “activism” by complaining about actions that I didn’t particularly like on social media and about administrations that failed to take the necessary actions to try and preserve our planet, while doing practically nothing to bring forth this change myself, and for that, I am tentatively sorry.

I say “tentatively,” however, because I am optimistic about the ability of myself and others to change. My life has taught me never to bet against the ingenuity and willpower of humanity when put in a difficult position, and the catastrophic stakes of this endeavor seem to fit the bill perfectly. Frankly, I quite like the idea of living people, so I intend to do whatever I possibly can to make sure that we can reach the sweet ambrosia of equilibrium, and hopefully by the end of it all, there will be no need for apologies whatsoever.

So good luck to everyone, I suppose. Let’s right this ship.

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