Used with Permission: Brian Ettling
We are pleased to share with you a very personal post by our friend and fellow Climate Reality
Leader Brian Ettling. In this post, Brian shares with us how his relationship with his dad changed and deepened over Brian’s commitment to “change climate change.” Brian’s enthusiasm, perseverance and energy inspire us and give us hope that together we all can and will create a livable future for ourselves and our children.
P.S. If you are looking for a way to turn your passion on climate change advocacy into action, like Brian has done so successfully, consider joining an upcoming Climate Reality leader training. Find more information here.
My Climate Skeptic Dad, and How he became a Climate Change Leader too!
By Brian Ettling
I love Climate Mama’s mission for Mamas and Papas of all ages to work together to create a healthy and sustainable planet for our children. In the process of following this mission, we can reach our own skeptical parents.
Photo: Creative Commons attribution Wikimedia Commons
15 years ago, Bill Moyers interviewed George Lucas about how Lucas came up with the Star Wars mythology. In this interview
, George Lucas explains how it was his father’s dream for his son to work in and eventually inherit the family office equipment store in Modesto, California.
However, George had no interest in taking over his father’s business. He decided in college that he wanted to be a filmmaker. When George decided to go to the University of Southern California film school and pursue his dream, his dad felt crushed that George was not going to take over the family business.
George Sr. felt young George was making a huge mistake because he had built up this successful business for his son to eventually take over. It was a big source of friction between them until George Sr. saw son George’s huge success with the Star Wars films. Continue reading