Being jaded

Being jaded, as in “Oh, I don’t doubt the science of climate change. I just doubt that we will succeed in doing anything about it.” It’s easy. Finding examples of failures when it comes to international treatises and global action is not that hard. The same holds for a great deal of human endeavors. We fail an awful lot.

The only way to counteract being jaded is realizing that staying in place is a failure as well. It is easy to see that heading in the wrong direction is not going to get us where we want to be. It seems equally obvious that not moving at all does not get us where we want to be, either. Unless, of course, where we are right now is where we want to be. So what you say, when you say: “Oh, I’m just jaded.” is actually: “Oh, I’d just rather stay here.”

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