@Montezuma III ,
I'm not sure how long this planet will live, but we humans don't have any control over it beyond our creation of things to destroy it with, and that includes pollution and nuclear weapons. From my understanding of the past, I can only rely on what my personal experiences have been during my 83 years on this planet. I'm glad it was during this generation, but especially being born in this country, and not the country of my ancestors, Japan. 1935 was the year our government established social security. 1941 was the beginning of WWII, when our government put us Japanese Americans into concentration camps for 3 years. In 1955, I enlisted into the US Air Force, and they assigned me to work with nuclear weapons in the Strategic Air Command for four years. I started out at Travis AFB in Northern California, and was transferred to Morocco for a one year assignment which gave me the opportunity to travel to Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangiers, Madrid, Paris and London. The travel bug bit me, and have since traveled to 88 countries. At this stage of my life, I have met and made friends with many people including Russia, Germany, France, England, Cuba, Mexico and Singapore. I'm proud of my family, siblings, my wife, and our children. It's been a very rewarding life. The only thing I regret is not having raised a daughter in my lifetime. That would have fulfilled everything I would have enjoyed in my life, but there's no complaint of any kind. My health is not the best, but at 83, I have no regrets. I'm sure I have been blessed, and my sister will give god credit for it. That's my theory of everything.