Yesterday night, as part of the Chang[e] Caravan, we hosted the premier screening of Age of Stupid in Bangkok.  The movie is set in a bleak dystopian future because the leaders of today failed to act. One striking thing in the movie, which iirc science also supports, is that we experience these drastic changes in our lifetime.

To repeat: we will experience drastic changes in our lifetime.

If you keep on repeating this to yourself, you’ll realize how scary the future will actually be.

Don’t even think about having children or grandchildren.

Remember: we will experience drastic changes in our lifetime.

Try to imagine how it will be for them, you’ll see that it gets really, really, really scary.

And this ain’t science fiction, boy.  It’s reality.

It’s reality.

There’s still a chance to reverse this.  But it’s not going to be quick, and it’s not going to be easy.  It’s going to be difficult and slow and it has to start now.

Ever wonder why tackling climate change is such a big challenge?

Consider: to tackle it effectively, people have to put others ahead of themselves.  It means nations (rightfully) consider the other nations they compromised ahead of themselves, and people making sacrifices now for the sake of future generations.

Pretty hard to do, eh, for the selfish lot we are ;)

But…

Just think: we will experience drastic changes in our lifetime.

Back to Age of Stupid: turns out it’s one of those movies you’ll file with Bicycle Thief and Grave of the Fireflies.

So, do happy endings only belong to fairy tales and cheesy Hollywood movies?

You decide.

Lea Guerrero