The question to me was well meant, after all I have been shouting about the environmental problems for well over 25 years now, but the next remark made me think deeply.
“Don’t you see that it is almost hopeless?”
My answer was that at first I thought that I could change people before it was too late for the environment, but even when I realised that this was a near impossibility I still had to go on.
“Why?” was the next question.
My answer surprised me; I had to carry on because even if I could not change people, what I certainly did not want, was for them to change me.