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Future Self,

Know that I tried. Others said it wasn’t real, as they ignored the facts; I heeded the warning, and braced for impact. I protested and boycotted the companies that placed profit above people, but they didn’t care. I wrote Congress, yet they came out of their battles with each other just a little too late. I did what I could, I’m sorry it wasn’t enough.

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