I don't know about you but 2016 has been a lousy year for me on so many levels.
Apart from the absurd and heart breaking events in my personal life caused by others, the continuing wars and terror attacks across the globe have made me feel very disillusioned with the world to the point where I am trying to remain "glass half full" and to have a positive outlook on life.
As a citizen of the world I feel the need to speak up.
This documentary brought me to tears. I felt great sorrow, deep sadness and absolute bewilderment. I feel extreme disappointment in those who dare question the topic of climate change. How much more evidence do they need? Until complete islands no longer exist? Wake up people!
I am repulsed by the selfishness and greed of those who lead corporations who truly believe it is their god given right to rape and pillage the earth until there is nothing left for their grandchildren to enjoy. They should be ashamed of themselves. Some days I feel completely disillusioned with mankind and just depressed. I question whether we will ever grow consciously as a race. When will we start accepting responsibility for our actions? When will we become accountable?
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