“So what can we do? Say Fuck It to Climate Change, of course. And is this context Fuck It means relaxing. After all, it’s the panicky fear that switches us into ‘flight’ mode. So relax. Breathe deeply (even if the air around you is polluted). Relax and then decide to have the courage to face this one. Face it every day. Think deeply about what’s going on and what your place can be in dealing with climate change.
“As you face the problem, don’t feel obligated to do anything at all. That feeling of obligation is like leaving the window open and letting that pesky tension get back in. Don’t let me tell you what to do. Don’t let anyone pressure you into doing something. Don’t feel guilty about what you’ve done or haven’t done…or what we as humankind have done or haven’t done.
“Say Fuck It and start afresh today: relaxed, pressure-free, guilt-free…and then ACT. Act big-time. Act small-time. But act.
“If the whole thing still sends you into despair and flight mode, think about this: at a time in the history of humanity when we have the technology to blow each other to smithereens (and take the rest of the world with us), this could be the one thing that binds us all together. The natural reaction to our industrialization (in the form of natural disasters) could be so devastating that we have no choice but to put aside differences and tackle the problem together. We’ll probably realize that we are bound to each other; just like we’ll realize that we’re bound to this earth and its systems.
“At the moment just before we all go down, we’ll probably realize that we’re all one, that all is one–just like all the gurus and teachers have all been going on about for so long. Ironic, really, as it’s the perception of separation (from each other and from nature) that has got us here in the first place.
“So please grab the hand of the person next to you, shout Fuck It, and finally do something about our sick earth.”
–From F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way by John C. Parkin