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15. All empires fail...
Sat Jan 21, 2023, 11:05 PM
Jan 2023

Our decline has been an elegant one.

Scientists have extrapolated that by 2050, it will be too hot to grow food. By 2100, the temperatures will be too hot for human existence. I'll be long gone by that time, but my heart bleeds for my great grandchildren and their children. We are suppose to leave this earth a better place than it was when we got here. I think we have failed in that regard.

So, at this point, the best thing we can do for ourselves is to look for happiness wherever we can find it and continue sharing it with others until the day we die. If dementia doesn't get me first, I intend to die with a smile on my face.

"... is the thought an overreaction?" No. We should all be concerned! n/t RKP5637 Jan 2023 #1
Thanks. Was expecting (not from you) to be blasted/mocked at the gate, still might happen. UTUSN Jan 2023 #2
Sometimes people speaking truth get blasted but that is normal. Irish_Dem Jan 2023 #7
Gosh, internet PTSD is so pervasive that kind/tolerant posts like yours are a balm. UTUSN Jan 2023 #8
We can just take up space or take some risks to do the right thing. Irish_Dem Jan 2023 #10
The Chicken Little tale can also be read as a story of a bunch of pedants dismissing a RockRaven Jan 2023 #3
As a final one, absolutely. This has been going on for some while Hortensis Jan 2023 #4
We are actually kind of the authors of the nuclear annihilation thing localroger Jan 2023 #5
No you are correct. We lived during America's golden era and didn't realize it. Irish_Dem Jan 2023 #6
In Florida, it feels like the end of American democracy is closer everyday, Timeflyer Jan 2023 #9
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, we have the Senate and Presidency BunkieBandit Jan 2023 #11
I'm tired, however, of teetering on this edge Silent3 Jan 2023 #12
Our republic is under a greater threat from populist extremism today than I could have imagined Just A Box Of Rain Jan 2023 #13
To just assume (after everything we have seen/are seeing) that everying is just going to be alright- Prairie_Seagull Jan 2023 #14
All empires fail... RealityChik Jan 2023 #15
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