I believe in a world where money and status doesn't control our way of thinking. Although this is definitely not something easy to achieve, I am a firm believer that any change, big or small, has the opportunity to become something huge. In the future, I am hopeful that our views and reasons of buying items that trigger environmental and social misery change. While it may be more difficult to get big industries to change the way they manufacture things in order to reduce negative externalities, change can happen starting with ourselves- we don't necessarily need to spoil our partner a big diamond ring to tell them that we love them :) The little things can be just as meaningful (if not, sometimes even more meaningful!). As consumers, we have a lot more power than we think on big companies. Additionally, with increasing urgency to act on the environment, I'm optimistic that positive changes can happen to reduce the negative effects we leave on this Earth.