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Guilt

Bml1234

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Hi- I struggle with anxiety and feelings of guilt. A lot of the guilt is about global warming and how I am contributing- be it by buying items and contributing to plastic waste, clothing etc. I also know that air travel is a big contributor and I am hung up on the idea that I can’t fly anywhere and contribute to this even though I very much want to and am luckily enough to be have the means and time to travel. I am eco conscious, use public transportation and reusable bottles, give to charity etc but constantly worry that I’m a bad person by not doing enough and By contributing to the crisis, especially by flying. However, I then feel sad that I won’t be able to see the world. Am I being irrational?
 

Cuchculan

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Not sure of your age and if you took the streets with all the other school kids, who just upped and walked out of school on a few occasions in protest about climate change. I fail to see their point. Because they are the most spoiled generation ever. I remembered what I wrote on Facebook the day of their first so called strike from school. Who the F goes on strike from school. Don't feel bad it won't make any difference what you use. To make anything happen everybody in the world would have to stop using all the bad things people claim cause global warming and the likes. So NO don't feel bad about yourself. Consider me older. My rant that day was as follows.

To all the school kids going on 'strike' for Climate Change:
You are the first generation who have required air-conditioning in every classroom.
You want TV in every room and your classes are all computerised.
You spend all day and night on electronic devices.
More than ever, you don't walk or ride bikes to school but arrive in caravans of private cars that choke local roads and worsen rush hour traffic.
You are the biggest consumers of manufactured goods ever and update perfectly good expensive luxury items to stay trendy,
Your entertainment comes from electric devices.
Furthermore, the people driving your protests are the same people who insist on artificially inflating the population growth through immigration, which increases the need for energy, manufacturing and transport.
The more people we have, the more forest and bushland we clear and more of the environment is destroyed.
How about this...
Tell your teachers to switch off the air-con.
Walk or ride to school. Switch off your devices and read a book.
Make a sandwich instead of buying manufactured fast food.
No, none of this will happen because you are selfish, badly educated, virtue signalling little 'princesses', inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a 'noble cause' while they indulge themselves in Western luxury and unprecedented quality of life.
Wake up, grow up and learn to research facts and think for yourself and not blindly accept the words and thoughts of others - I don't think you formulated this action plan all by your self - suspect you may have had some influence and 'guidance' from those you trust ....a word of warning, be cautious of the influence of the 'left' because there may be a time in the future that you will be the ones left out...
 
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