“You are giving us a rotten planet”

YouUsed to explain anything and everything, the discourse over the generations draws lines of breakdown that in many ways turn out to be satirical. We like to imagine that the new generation will be fundamentally, irrevocably different from the previous generation, that it will blow a fresh avant-garde wind on the social body, where it is in fact often mixed, steeped in contradictions. , sometimes even capable is regressive. Yet, this does not mean that, from one generation to the next, the ways of seeing, doing, feeling in the world do not develop deeply. One of the main reasons for the modification of the psyche at the youngest is this unprecedented feeling of being born a land proletariat, that is, say someone whose workforce has been monopolized, and not a livable future. ,

“You are handing us a rotten planet”, By the height of his 10-year-old, my eldest son regularly repeats. Speech that he makes in front of not only my partner and me, but whoever wants to hear it. The other day, it was a friend who deserved it during an aperitif, not sponsored by the Extinction Rebellion collective. Judging by his barbecue chips and his manga, my son once again expressed his disapproval for past generations who devastated him before resuming his “crunch-crunch”.

option to look elsewhere

We adults are usually quite embarrassed by such outings. Because it is undeniably just and just, but it is also true that we are not the decision makers of the systemic logic in which we found ourselves. We did not choose heat engines, pesticides and motorway networks on an individual basis. We personally didn’t invent Black Friday, plastic, and planned obsolescence. What we did is, perhaps, more or less deliberately choosing to look elsewhere, as the film tells us so well. don’t look up by Adam McKay on Netflix,

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As a giant meteorite heads toward Earth, a mixture of blindness and greed prevents adults from seeing reality in the face. In this myth, which figuratively evokes global warming, scientific warnings are rendered inaudible by the fact that all discourses are similar, overlap, cancel each other out, leading to an understanding of the impending doomsday. becomes impossible. “Big guys, they talk, they talk, but nothing moves”, Summarizes my son with his childish words. Hollow, don’t look up Emphasizes the need to quickly bring clear and unambiguous vision of environmental priorities. Many young people are aware of this. My eldest son, for example, was far more sensitive than me to two recent events, of which I needed neither link, nor real significance.

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