the apathetic and defeatist view of Fatalism—
whereby people believe everything is determined before it happens, and
that nothing we can do will make any difference—and the equally-erroneous view that everything happens by Accident or
Chance, lies one based upon the Law of Cause-and-Effect. The present
has arisen out of past causes, and the future arises from a
combination of both past and present causes, although when it arises,
of course, it will not be the future, but the present.
present is open, and the future not fixed; we are in the process of
creating it. The Greenhouse Effect is largely the result of human
activity; the rest of Nature cannot be blamed for that. Likewise, the
good things of our civilization have been brought about by people;
they did not just happen by themselves.
though there are reasons to be proud of being human, we must also
accept responsibility for our personal and collective mistakes; there
is nothing and no-one else to blame.