It has come to my attention that our nation is in the middle of earthweek. At a time when we all stop, as Americans, and take a look at all of the great accomplishments we have made that we could have possibly overlooked while running around with our busy schedules. We recognize our efforts to create powerful industries and production plants that produce endless chemical compounds and new materials. The discovery and use of fossil fuels, of which has fed our automobiles and at times added a protective coating to our shores and beaches. The men and women who clear the land and provide the materials for our homes. And what about electricity? The greatest discovery of all time. We must not forget about the men and women who spend hours on end getting in and out of those little white suits and rubber gloves to dispose our radio active waste. It is not so much that we recognize the great discoveries and creations we have made, but more that we recognize all we do as humans to ensure our plentiful and gluttonous lifestyles.
Lets face it. We as humans waste countless hours of our lives worrying about the future. Whether it’s asteroids or Y2K, it’s always something. It is said that in the future, with global warming, temperatures outdoors will be too hot to survive in. But what is the future? Is the future tomorrow, maybe next month, or next century? The fact is by the time all of the problems that we worry about surface, we will have been dead for hundreds of years. We’ll be safe somewhere in the afterlife with our children and their children. We don’t have to worry about things like polar ice caps melting and flooding the entire earth because, frankly, it isn’t going to effect us. We can go on in comfort knowing that tomorrow the sun will rise and with it, bring another four hours of gridlock traffic, eight hours confined to a cubical, 30 minutes idling your car in line at taco bell, and finally...
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