As we come to the end of this term, I can't help but be amazed at how fast time has passed. I am so glad to have chosen this course and be a part of this learning journey with everyone!
There were lots of ups and downs throughout the term. I was pleased to see innovations and new ways to save our planet, but more often saddened by the ugly sides of the Earth (plastic recycling, environmental racism, etc). I also learned that individual action alone was not enough - we have to find flaws in the system to create meaningful change. Everything week we learned content without the worry of memorizing every detail, which allowed us to focus on the stories, problems, and solutions and remember them for years. To me, I will not forget what I learned for a long time.
In the end, I am going to envision a future, maybe one that's a little too idealistic, but I will say it anyways (maybe it;ll be set in a very distant future):
I envision a future where people are not crowing over each other, where no one competes over natural resources. As such, people live in harmony with the Earth and take no more than what they need. There is a perfect, circular cycle between humans and nature.
(In a way, I almost hope there are more rural populations and a much smaller population size. But I think that this change will take a long time to occur organically.)
Thank you Kai and Dana for such a wonderful term!
Hi Lisa, I really enjoyed reading your post and am hopeful that one day we can reach a more circular cycle between humans and nature as you stated in your vision.
Hi Lisa! Thank you for sharing your wrap-up post! I love your vision and hope we can see this come to life!
Hi Lisa, I agree that not having to worry about being tested on the material meant that I was able to really enjoy the lectures more and I could relax during class and not worry about taking notes on every single idea that was presented
Aaaah Lisa, I'm so so glad that you enjoyed this course so much!!
This was a really memorable course, I have to agree. It was so different from any other course I had taken, and it was nice for a change :) thank you for sharing
True, this is one of the most memorable courses I have taken at UBC
Idealistic or not, that's a beautiful vision, and one I also hope for.
Great post! i love your vision!
Hi Lisa Ni, I couldn't agree with your title more! Truly the best course I have taken at UBC.
Hello Lisa! Although you may say it's too idealistic, we sometimes need that optimism to push through the negative things around us. I really liked your vision and I hope to see that future for all of us one day :)
The course is more colorful than we expected, and I wish you a bright future. (I very much hope that the number of rural areas can become more! I also very much want to live in the countryside! I think the reverse urbanization may cause the quality of the countryside to deteriorate, but I still yearn for that kind of free life)