On Being Optimistic

In an email exchange with a good friend about my general pessimism about humanity and the future, I put it thusly.

Yah, I know…I saw Idiocracy, but really – does anything I do on an individual level really matter? By the end of this century we’ll have greenhouse-gassed ourselves to a collective death, if warfare and other environmental catastrophes haven’t done so first.

I’m going to have to commit this to memory so I have a response the next time someone asks me why I’m not having kids.

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