When I was a kid, being outside was the norm. Rain or shine, our parents would tell us to get out of the house.
We have much to learn by studying nature and taking the time to tease out its secrets.
The voluntary approach to corporate social responsibility has failed in many cases.
Think about a seed. Once it lands, it's stuck. It can't move to find better soil, moisture or sunlight. It's able to create every part of itself to grow and reproduce with the help of air, water and sun.
Rapid population growth and technological innovation, combined with our lack of understanding about how the natural systems of which we are a part work, have created a mess.
If you're not being pessimistic, you're not being very realistic. But I think one must always have hope, and when you have children, of course, you have no choice but to work your tail off to try and protect the future for your children. And that is infused by hope in the end.