On our last day on Earth, our good friend, Jennifer Sulkin, has a few things she’d like to say to you, Humanity.
In her Open Letter to the World, Sulkin spells out a plan of action to those folks who’ve been causing humanity so many problems, who really have brought us to the brink of collapse. My favorite part is her words for the panicking apocalypse nuts among us:
Yes, there’s a lot of things that make it seem as if our survival is in danger. It’s because it is. And it doesn’t take zombies, aliens, lizard people, asteroids, or the lack of an additional digit in the Mayan calendar to push us over that edge. If we keep poisoning ourselves, our planet, and our society, we will not require any external assistance to render the progress we’ve accomplished as a species worthless or irrelevant. I’m not saying that I think an externally originated apocalypse is out of the question. But instead of stockpiling firearms, causing riots in stores over toilet paper, and killing loved ones to spare them the trauma of the tinfoil hat scenario of your choice, maybe you could take all that time and energy and put it somewhere more presently useful. It might seem more comforting to prepare yourself for a hypothetical reality rather than improving the one you live in, but ignoring the problems in the present is only going to make it more likely that one of these disaster scenarios could occur. How about, we try to prevent an apocalypse, rather than just preparing for one?
Sulkin also lays it out for titans of industry, world leaders, dissatisfied lazy people, and more! Read the whole thing here.