You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative: Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything - meals, jobs, clothing.
During World War II, law-abiding Japanese-American citizens were herded into remote internment camps, losing their jobs, businesses and social standing, while an all-Japanese-American division fought heroically in Europe.
While Pickstown may not be what it once was, it still is framed by the natural beauty of the ancient river, the sweep of the Great Plains, and the long, unbroken shoreline of the lake behind the dam. It gave me a 19th-century childhood in a modern mid-20th-century town, and for that I will always be grateful.
You will not solve global climate change by hitting the delete button.