We have the Green New Deal that is being proposed and everyone is talking about.
We have those who like (adore) it.
We have those who hate (despise) it.
But you know what the problem is?
“Change is one thing. Acceptance is another.”
The Indian author Arundhati Roy said that and she has explained in one sentence the problem with not only the Green New Deal or whatever they want to call it and just about any problem on the face of the earth.
Those that support the proposal or the war on global warming or anything related are adamant that they are right and feel their emotions should be enough to make wholesale changes to the environment, economy and almost anything else you can think of.
Their claim is that since the problem is big the change must be on par with the problem
Well what if instead of trying to drive their opinion down someone’s throat, why don’t they do it a person at a time?
If your concern is that big cars are a drain on air quality, have a conversation with a person, Explain to them why instead of heading to a meeting in a tank that an electric version might be better. Make the case and let the person decide. And then go to another and then another and soon you will find yourself with significant change done by choice rather than by mandate.
The problem becomes so much bigger when we put winning the issue ahead of solving the problem.
And that’s why lawmakers have to do something that they have never done before.
Put ego on the back burner and start working on true bi partisan change.
If they do then you might find a lot easier way of life.
And that way you will have both change and acceptance.
Because right now we have neither and no hope for either.
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