There are some times that you feel sooo screwed. One thing follows another. You feel not breathing and can t see any exit. At those times, what makes me relieved is to hear from a trustworthy friend "everything will be fine". 'cos i believe, even though there is no sign of better future.(unlike my Roomie, she needs proofs... and good reasoning!)
It's always worked for me. The point is even if the future will not be better than now, thinking that it will be worse doesn t help you a bit. Besides, it is easier to live than to think.
The same about environment. People, i m sure when there is lesser water, lesser food, lesser energy, lesser biological diversification, we will be able to find a way to live. i don t say we will live as quality as now, but we ll survive(can i get a "eye of the tiger" just here?!)
Lessons to be learned:
1) Keep someone around to remind you "everything will be fine"!
2) Consume less, recycle more, reuse even more... than some more generations will live as we can.
3) Do those not only for next generations, but also figure that the smaller you have, the lighter you are!