Seven billion people share this planet. We have finite resources of clean air and water, food, fossil fuels, and other essential resources. Yet we squander these resources, which should be our children’s inheritance.
Some people claiming to be environmentalists see these problems and conclude that it is their responsibility to scare the “little people” into submission. This is both arrogant and foolish. As Rocky pointed out in “Chicken Run” you don’t motivate people with talk of death and disaster.
I hate driving cars around town, so I ride my bicycle almost everywhere (200+ miles per week.) I only get in a car if I have no other option. I do this because it makes me feel good.
I eat about 1/4 what most people eat. That also makes me feel good, and lets me run circles on the soccer pitch around kids one-third my age. I make lifestyle choices which are good for myself, and good for the environment.
It sucks being stuck in traffic jams. My bicycle liberates me from that. I hate feeling bloated. My eating choices liberate me from that.
There is no conflict between a good life and environmentally sound decisions.
Liberate yourself from your car and your food. You will be glad you did, and so will your descendants.