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Introduction
Overview
1: Ecologist
2: Environmentalist
3: Eco-Philosopher
4: Green Conservative
Politician
5: Eco-Spiritualist
6: Eco-Anarchist
7: Complex Thinker
8: Eco-Activist
9: Ecologist with a heightened awareness of problems
Methodical explanation
 
2nd Head: Environmentalist

Eco-Philosopher 1

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I call you an eco-philosopher. You look at things full of deliberation. "Pragmatic" is known to mean that one orientates oneself to the facts as they are. This used to be the case up to now. You stuck to feasible things and maybe contemptuously brushed utopias aside.

But now you ask further-reaching questions. You think that practical work in nature conservancy does not have any real effect in our society and perhaps you are resigned and tired after years of of detailed work in the daily politics of nature conservancy that saps your energy. You ask yourself if it is useful anyhow, and you realize that the practical commitment of lots of helpers in nature conservancy did not prevent the ecological crises caused by the industrial society.


The problems are situated more deeply, my deer one!

Why is that? Why is society not able to react? You turn round in a circle: Politicians say people do not want it to be different. Every politician knows if he makes too sharp demands concerning ecological matters, then he will not be re-elected. And the experts make people believe that problems we cause ourselves by our present way of living and economy are somehow soluble. The majority of people have got caught in the system and would really love to listen to eco-optimists who are playing down the problem. You subconciously feel that ecological time bombs are ticking, but you do not know what could be done differently.

 
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