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Despair and hope

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Reading through the first half of "The collapse of western civilization" made me feel despair. The contents were not new and I have learned most of it before, but it was what I don’t want to think about it. Because I feel helpless and I just end up thinking of the idea that nothing serious will happen before I die and I know it is very selfish. It is important to separate the idea of “saving the earth, animals and forest and so on” and “surviving as humans” because the earth can produce new environment and new life even if human being would extinct. The authors focus on the survival of humans and how they failed to do it. From p48, they stated today’s political aspect and it will be the key to solve the problem since nothing would change by just considering the situation and prediction.