News from the future! Mother Nature gets a Bachelor’s degree in Environment
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As a young, dynamic and open-minded woman, no challenge was big enough to scare Mother Nature over the last decade. All bet she would face many failures, but with help from her classmates throughout her academic life, she was able to live her biggest dream, that is to graduate in environmental studies.
The challenges imposed on Ms. Nature by the academic world were countless, but today, January 20, 2030, her smile shines more than the golden frame on her diploma.
Mother Nature was often considered to be a problematic student; her term papers were often submitted late, and the quality of her work left something to be desired. Her attention disorder did not help the cause as she sometimes got lost in thought. In doing so, it was not unusual to find a bit of summer during winter.
Experiencing bullying, she lacked assertiveness for a long time, so she let her colleagues make several environmental decisions on her behalf. However, this time is now over.
Today, “thanks to the help from the different student cohorts of my program, I succeeded,” she says. Without wishing to belittle her work, she firmly mentions that she could not have succeeded without the help of these passionate people.
It’s people passionate about climate that helped her find her personal balance. Marc, her friend, tells us that he “is no longer afraid for the environment since Mother’s entourage supports her. She is no longer stigmatized or bullied, we now work with her, she is worth the investment.”
At the end of the interview, Mother Nature tells us that she is now planning to start a master’s degree in environment to become more knowledgeable and to avoid the mistakes of the past.