Good day, dear Ones,
Thanks to a friend of mine, I came to look at the results of a survey of young people that dovetails so very nicely with the questions of the moment.
- What kind of world are we going to rebirth?
- What kind of spiritual legacy are we going to leave to the inhabitants of planet Earth a century or two ahead of us?
These are important questions, now that we have almost passed the transitional juncture of the years 2020-2021. This pandemic and the societal / climate crisis it created or exacerbated all over the world didn’t come to us by mere chance.
There is a purpose in it, one that hasn’t been fully unveiled or told to this day. My sense is that many answers will come to us in 2022, once we start looking into the mirror and reflect on what we went though.
The survey itself is interesting and tells us about the hopes and disenchantment of young people in ten countries. Undoubtedly, their responses are affected by the pandemic itself and, more significantly, by the way their governments addressed this ordeal in their respective countries.
“The study, which claims to be the largest investigation to date into youth climate anxiety, surveyed 10,000 people aged 16-25 across ten countries. Four of the countries were in the Global South (Brazil, India, Nigeria and the Philippines) and the remaining six were in the Global North (Australia, France, Finland, Portugal, the U.K. and the U.S.)”
“Growing up in the emerging reality of the climate crisis is taking its toll on young people’s mental health. According to a global survey and peer-reviewed study soon to be published in Lancet Planetary Health, a scientific journal, 75% of young people think the future is frightening and 45% say climate concern negatively impacts their day.”
I will see you on Thursday, dear Ones!
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