It has been difficult for me to make friends the past couple of years and I believe the reason why is because there are not many people who have the same interests as me. This is, of course, very frustrating because the things I have interest in are extremely important e.g. philosophy and the environment. I believe everyone should be a philosopher and an environmentalist, not in the sense that they must have degrees in those respective fields, but in the sense that they should think deeply and protect the planet.

On a brighter note, I believe that there is hope; I believe an active, persistent minority can enlighten the passive, oblivious majority. In fact, I believe it has already happened as we can see in the civil rights movement, the women's movement, and the environmental movement; battles have been fought and won, all in the name of righteousness. So I tell myself not to be pessimistic, hope is not lost; on the contrary, our influence is growing!