You don’t get to be optimistic without buying into the solution. How? Doing your bit. How? You choose.
If you can be an activist, be an activist. If you can’t, support people who actively work toward solutions by donating money, by spreading their word, by gently and respectfully stating their case to people you know.
If you can plant a tree, plant a tree. If you can’t, support tree planting by donating money to organizations that do or by using Ecosia as your internet browser, which uses income from search ads to plant trees.
Go meatless at least one day a week (it’s easy now — it’s Lent!) Turn off lights you aren’t using. Turn down your heat during cold weather and moderate your air conditioning a little during hot weather. Drive less. Let your new car be electric, or at least a hybrid.
Here’s a book about it, called The Future We Choose. I read about it in this article on Fast Company, called What you can do about climate change, today.
The first thing they suggest you do is to be optimistic. It’s a mind set that says that success is possible. But that doesn’t mean sit back and dwell in a passive state of optimism. In this case, “be” is active. In this case, optimism is something you earn by making your little bit of difference.
*claps twice* Let’s do this!
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: A lot of people each do a little and make a big difference.