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.