What gives politicians, scientists, activists, and “the elite” the right to decide who lives and who dies?
Loving the environment is a good thing.
Teach our kids to love and to protect our planet is good.
But this young girl does not know what is she talking about?
“We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth,” said climate activist and Time magazine person-of-the-year Greta Thunberg before the United Nations in the summer of 2019. “How dare you!”
Wow, that seems deep. But only for shallow minded to endorse a kid to say this.
Environmental debate vs economic debate are so much different to start off with.
Has this girl work ever labored in her life? Laboring is not like you sell girl scout cookies or lemonade or activist/protester.
Does she know kids her age in the development countries have to work underage, underpaid, overtime to scrap for a living, to survive?
Life is not all about money, I agree. My life goal is not about being a billionaire or millionaire. I do not care about money. I want my family to be happy and healthy, and in the end of the day, all I need is to work hard to pay for what I make me happy. We all need income for paying bills, for doctor visits, for clothes, for foods, basic life needs.
Kids in America are seriously spoiled. They may have a job at 16 yrs old but they do not know the real meaning of laboring. They grew up with all shoes/clothes/foods and endorse Socialism. Do you know even know what Socialism is? Don’t you see millions of people fleeing their communist/socialist countries to be in USA for a better chances – capitalism? They don’t just flee their countries for fun.
If Socialism works, why don’t the whole world move to those countries to live but are instead moving to USA?
And do you have any ideas for being poor? Growing up in a slums? Scrapping for a living? Struggling daily just to keep to have something in your stomach so that you can keep on working/fighting for survival? Struggling to have clothes just to cover yourself and to stay warm.
Before you talk about “what food do you like?” “what clothes do you like?” those poor people they don’t have that fancy choices, they talk about “what food I can afford?” “what clothes I can afford?”
And for those poor people who are suffering in the yucky socialism economic system of their yucky communist/socialist countries, go ask them about how much they care about environment? They can’t afford time and thoughts for those fancy topics because they’re too poor and tired to surviving their lives let alone thinking of others’ lives. Those people normally are selfish, low awareness – for what I saw as I was born and grew up in one of those poor countries – but to them, they don’t care.
I grew up hating those people, I think they are killing the world. But then I started to have a job, I started to labor, day by day, I seem to see where they come from. I still don’t agree with their behavior like tossing trash in the ocean, littering, no garbage classifying, trash/bottles/plastics to the oceans. But I believe that if their countries provide better economic opportunities, if they can live a life like how we live in USA, we can start to sit down and discuss environmental care with them.
So, in short, that young activist girl and all the people behind her are very ridiculous to me for saying Capitalism kills the environment.
Get yourself some education, read more, do more research, get more degrees, get a job, get a career, where you can be helpful for the society, where you can make an impact. You have a choice. And the choice is yours. Be the change you want to see. Don’t just live in the shallow with all your ridiculous judgmental opinions and ask the world to rotate the way you want. Don’t be silly!