I once had a pilot’s license and enjoyed the thrill of being in a place the human body is not made to be.
Then I had kids. Then I learned about climate change, and realized it is a climate catastrophe. We are the age of the stupid, as a remarkable movie a decade ago taught.
I realized that my generation already used far more of the environment than we were allowed to. So, alas my account “up in the air” is empty, and I don’t want to take out a loan – especially not from the next generations. And so I stay on the ground.