"I love the bourgeois products of humanity. Books, films, music, architecture, travel, wine, coffee, fashion: I love all of it. I hear that a lot of environmentalists loathe humanity and its accomplishments, but I'm not one of them. Humans invented train travel and fountain pens, a winding path through a meadow and a small wooden bridge over a chattering rivulet; humans invented the double bass and custard tarts; humans invented velvet, bias-cut dresses, the Chrysler Building, Perfect Manhattans, picnics, preserved lemon and sleeping in. Humans invented mix tapes. We have a lot to be proud of."
Extract from But how are we supposed to have any fun? by Jane Rawson