09 Jun '18, 9pm

If the future is going to be as bleak as scientists predict, shouldn’t I have as much fun while I can? https://t.co/Kj61JTAd7S

If the future is going to be as bleak as scientists predict, shouldn’t I have as much fun while I can? https://t.co/Kj61JTAd7S

My ex-boyfriend was a pretty big jerk when we dated. He called me a hypocrite for my environmental beliefs and was pretty condescending in general. Now, years later, we’re “friends.” We have loads of fun together because we like to do all the same things, like drink beer and read children’s books out loud. So every time I fly across the country for a visit home, I end up seeing him. Of course, he’s still manipulative and noncommittal, and I feel really down after we see each other. But I do it anyway. And I think it has something to do with climate change. If the future is going to be as bleak as scientists predict, shouldn’t I have as much fun while I can? Am I taking advantage of my youth before the world descends into drought-ridden chaos? Or is this just self-sabotage? Angstily, In Protest of Carbon and Condescension! A. Dear IPCC, I’m sorry, but I’m going to reference...

Full article: https://grist.org/article/am-i-self-sabotaging-because-th...

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