Thanks for being a citizen who cares about your high schooler’s future world. I suffer the same mental anguish although I do not have my own biological children, but similar to a herd of elk surrounding the new calf from a predator, I suffer tremendous anguish feeling that I have not done enough for future life on Earth. When things are at their worst, though, I take solice in some simple, but, brilliant words from the author of “Milano Bean Field War”, John Nichols. “Activism is a wonderful thing, and we don’t have nearly enough activists, but each of you only has one life to live and if you aren’t finding some joy in your activism maybe you shouldn’t be doing it; remember the whole planet burns up in a billion years anyway.” Maybe ours, or at least life as we know it, will burn up a lot sooner from the ongoing stupidity of the use of fossil fuels, but let’s find some joy in our activism. Easier said than done on most days, but there is nothing more joyful than “going to jail for justice” with an organized group of like minded people committed to doing the right thing for the future of our children and all life on Earth. The movement is building and the days of the plutocrats and oligarchs and their puppets are numbered. Do your best to do what you can and take some joy in doing it.