...so the saying goes, then you are old.
I have something like 5,326 regrets and only a few hopes. My regrets are too numerous to specify and I only have one hope that I choose to share.
I hope enough humans begin living as ethical vegans in time to prevent the transformation of this planet into a poisoned desert surrounded by polluted seas populated only by human animals and those few sorts of sentient beings that human animals believe profitable to exploit and kill.
We behave despicably and have done so for thousands of years, my hope is that we stop and the only way to begin to stop is to live as an ethical vegan.
We must begin to acknowledge and embrace the natural world that we are part of and live as good and just members of that community. We must relinquish our childish and willful view of the planet and everything on it as a "resource".
Not because it is the only thing that will save us (even though it is) but because we have no right to destroy the other beings on this planet or to destroy the environments which those other beings need to survive. I commend Gary Yourofsky and his excellent video where he talks about this evilness in which we are engaged.
The terrible thing is, my hope is...in fact...our only hope.