In life, there are myriad small things but also a few pretty darn big things that get our goats. Climate Change comes to mind. We've know about it for a long time; I first taught it about 30 years ago. Actually, in a sense I didn't teach it, but it was one of the issues that we examined in my world issues class. When we exemined an issue, we tried to gather information open-mindedly before drawing conclusions. In the case of Climate Change or Global Warming, which is what we called it then, the science and evidence led invariably to the understanding that it was, indeed, real.
It doesn't so much bother me that the planet has been slow to react to this and correct the course because I know it's easier said than done. I once came across the notion that we are secessional creatures who are more or less forced to use the tools that are at our disposal. It is difficult and expensive to adapt to change. For example: I would like to have a hybrid vehicle, but I can't afford it. On the other hand, I don't do much driving; my 10000km/6000mi per year hardly justify the expense of converting because the resources to create new cars also amount to something.
That being said, the world has obviously been much too slow to react; we need to do better.
The most galling part of this is the deniers. You know, the ones who have decided that 98% of the climate scientists must be, somehow, bought by governments. I mean all of the governments in the world are buying out all of the scientists for some reason. I can't figure out the reason, mind you, but I am sure there must be one. Not.
Meanwhile, the 2% (or whatever) of scientific, climate change deniers must be telling us the truth, even if they work for oil companies or right wing think tanks as most are proven to be.
Then there are those who think Jesus is returning to make a New Earth, so this one doesn't matter. Doubt it, for I remember my pastor preaching ~1960 that all of the signs were there for the Second Coming and that he didn't see how it would be any longer than 10 years before the big event. Even if you do believe this, I cannot fathom how cavalierly fouling the planet that god created for us would be seen to be an honourable thing.
So yeah, climate change bothers me, but the willful ignorance of people about this and other things bothers me more.
PS: When I started this post, I was heading in another direction about how some little things bother me, but then ... ah well.