On the drive to work this morning I listened to "Morning Edition," as is my custom, and the following story came on the air. I turned it off.
I find news stories about the degradation of the environment too painful to listen to or watch. The same goes for nature programs that always end an episode with a dire warning that whatever it is we've been watching for the last hour is disappearing thanks to habitat destruction or global warming. These things make me so depressed that I'll be affected for the rest of the day.
Why are you telling me this? What am I supposed to DO about this? I keep thinking.
I try to reuse and recycle and eat lower on the food chain and not use as much energy. I support environmental causes; I vote "green."
So why do I feel personally resonsible for dying coral and disappearing fish?
But I do.