"I've never been appalled. When you see how much can happen so quickly, it's very frightening; but at the same time, it is what it is. Our job is to work with reality, start on the ground, and then imagine what a future might look like. A number of years ago someone asked me, "Mr. McDonough, how long is this sustainability stuff going to take?" I said, "It's going to take forever. That's the point. And it will take forever. Can I turn it around tomorrow? No. Nobody can. What I'm simply looking at is how we can chart a course."
Now that's an atitue I should take. Not fatalist, not defeatist, not overwhelmed, but just acknowledging reality and going forth purposefully.