Recently I received an email from a very dear friend who is an artist and an activist. Many environmental and social activists face similar doubts and dilemmas to my friend’s, and often experience exhaustion and burnout. I replied to my friend, who found my response consoling and calming. I would like to share my reply with the readers of Resurgence & Ecologist.

Dear Satish,

Personally I have been very despondent lately because of the world’s helplessness to resolve any of the crucial environmental issues we are facing. People are clamouring for change but political leaders are ...


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