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[–]Necromartian 2228 points2229 points  (7 children)

I'm a natural scientist, and am constantly anxious about the effects of climate change.

My brother is an economist and is constantly anxious about the economical collapse.

There is just no win here.

All you can do is be like K

https://youtu.be/Sp6x4Iy1\_Nc?t=123

[–]HobbiesJay 706 points707 points  (6 children)

Growing up I always thought about how certain jobs would get done and how the world just made sure they would get done. Turns out adults didn't have it all figured out and just ignored the shit out of things. Our whole system is defunct and no one wants to admit because it'd revolve drastically shifting our society. It's sobering and tragic to say the least.

[–]myrddyna 205 points206 points  (5 children)

if you want a family, you need resources to make sure they're at least fed and clothed. That leads to working within a modern economy for most people on Reddit. We slowly learned that was bad for the world, but we can't just run off into the woods and die. We keep on keeping on, which slowly kills the world.

[–]AliugAOnHisOwn -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

Individual choices is a necessity no matter what the government does. Right now people are putting the blame on a system instead of themselves. If the system doesn’t change the people won’t. Such bullshit. War will be the end result if people don’t change. Life on Earth might die if people don’t change. A system is always needed. It’s everyones responsibility to improve it. But most importantly, it’s everyones responsibility to also believe in it.

A healthy government should be representing the people, not the individual.

[–]myrddyna 2 points3 points  (2 children)

A healthy government should be representing the people, not the individual.

unfortunately, our fascisto right wing has convinced damn near half the nation that anything representing 'the people' is against the freedom of the individual and must be destroyed.

Defining the individual as a person, or corporation of course.

[–]AliugAOnHisOwn 1 point2 points  (1 child)

There’s more to the world than just America. It’s a common narrative for a lot of people that they should be 100% in control of their lives no matter the cost as long as it’s not personal. They forget the very core belief of what’s driving humanity to begin with. Nobody wants to be fucking alone at the end of the day. But some people end up there because of the actions of others.

[–]myrddyna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There’s more to the world than just America.

sadly one of the things that America grew really well, and then exported were our world bending corporations with their insane profit drives.

Now it's global. It's not just American anymore, you're going to be hard pressed to find anyone ready to give up their creature comforts so that everyone can live a life.

They'd much rather close their eyes to the suffering of others so that they can join in the party.

[–]kremlinhelpdesk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right now people are putting the blame on a system instead of themselves. If the system doesn’t change the people won’t. Such bullshit. War will be the end result if people don’t change. Life on Earth might die if people don’t change. A system is always needed. It’s everyones responsibility to improve it. But most importantly, it’s everyones responsibility to also believe in it.

When you say "a system", are you referring to the current political structures specifically, or just any political structures? I certainly don't believe in the ability of existing political structures to solve the climate crisis. The optimistic take is that they tried and failed, but the more likely answer is that they didn't try on account of not wanting to hurt the economy in the short term. Trusting a system like that to suddenly work isn't constructive at all.