Are we ready to change what kind of impact we are having on the planet? Are we ready to free ourselves from the reactive mentality that reflects our origins as animals? Are we smart enough to free ourselves from absolute grudging necessity?
I think that maybe as a race we are not. That we must experience the consequences of our actions in order to grow to understand. I used to believe that one person could change the world. But now I'm beginning to doubt that. I'm beginning to understand that it is difficult to even change your own self, let alone others. I think that Al Gore's stance and contradiction in action demonstrates this perfectly.
Was it Benjamin Franklin that said, "We all grow old too fast and wise too late"?
Should governments force people to change, or is this really a futile effort? Is this methodology (governments forcing people to change) even counter to the very nature of our natural progression as a race, and therefor counterintuitive? What must it take for us to learn and change? What are your thoughts and opinions?