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Response to CousinIT (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:05 PM

18. Most especially the affluent humans.

If you own a car you are part of the problem.

Etc.

Yes, I own a car. I'm a hypocrite. In my defense my wife and I, by some planning and greater good fortune, have avoided the car commuter lifestyle since the later 'eighties. When we met we were spending an hour or two in stop-and-go freeway traffic every work day. I resent the loss of every minute of my life I've wasted burning gasoline driving to and from work.

I've also reproduced, and my children are affluent adults.

My wife and I raised them to be adaptable and compassionate. Even in a world gone Mad Max I trust they'll stand with the humanists.

The earth can support the current human population, but not a big automobile, big chunks of meat on the dinner table daily, and a big house in the suburbs for all.

We ought to be paying people to experiment with lifestyles having a very small environmental footprint, and measuring their success by happiness, not money.

These successful lifestyles ought to be encouraged.

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