Ecophobia speaks to the challenge of keeping active, healthy, and hopeful in the wake of sorrowful environmental trends – Deena Kara Shaffer, PhD
Is this really our future?
Can we do something about it?
Is it too late?
Is there still hope?
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Ecophobia is also referred to as eco-anxiety, eco-depression and eco-fear. They are all in direct correlation between the worry, despair, and anxiety of realizing how fast the environment is deteriorating and one’s inability to do something about it that could really make a difference.
The more impotent people feel to assist their ecosystem, the more anxiety and ecophobia feelings develop in people. Ecophobia is perceived as an intense and profound concern and worry over the environment in relation to the inability of people to do something significant about it. Unfortunately, many people simply give up.
Where there is a vision and commitment, there is motivation and hope to hang on to. Otherwise this will continue …
$ Greed $ Consumerism!
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Mahatma Gandhi once wrote:
- “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
- “Change yourself, you are in control.”
If we apply the above two principles diligently, the future generation still stands a chance for a better future, but we also need to be strict in educating the very young!
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Robert Chianese, professor emeritus of English from California State University said: “Remain engaged in actions that work to understand and to … reverse or slow climate change – but taking action requires excitement , and often a sense of mission.”