[english] nope. i am not going to talk about my (unethical-unsustainable-ikea) bedsheets. i wanted to address the issue of eco-anxiety. eco-anxiety is, according to the American Psychological Association, “a chronic fear of environmental doom”. the number of people suffering from it has gone up in recent years even though there are no precise stats about it. •
up to this morning, it could happen that I felt stressed or anxious about the environment, the future and the inability of our governors to answer to this crisis. actually, it was more a feeling of being powerless, and therefore angry. but today, as i was scrolling trough instagram, i fell upon @earthwanderess
(by the way, check her out, she’s amazing) stories about this new study. (here’s the link if you want to check it out: http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2019/06/when-will-we-die.html?m=1 )
and I started crying. for obvious reasons i think, but also because i feel so powerless. i started to imagine everything. i started to think about my brothers, who are only 11 and 14. about my cousin, who’s barely 3. about all the babies, about these mothers that are pregnant. and i’m sorry if it makes you cry too. if you feel terrible about it. and you have the right to. but let’s face it. it’s most probably the reality and i personally prefer to be aware than surprised. so, now what? well. first of all, you can start or continue what you’ve been doing all along, and not stop. then you can write to your local and national governors, to transnational companies. you can also join action groups, such as @extinctionrebellion
or strike for climate. and remember, it’s not your fault, and it will never be your fault.