Once our rivers were so polluted they caught on fire. The air in cities was so filthy you could barely see the tops of buildings. Then the EPA was formed, and now the air and sky are much cleaner.
Once it was OK to beat animals to death. Today it is illegal and also not socially acceptable. No Kill animal shelters are spreading. We need to keep pushing for improvements.
In The Dragon Dreamer, Arak is an idealistic dragon. He learns that "Everything worth doing starts with a dream." But it takes work and a plan.
Scree is fearless and never gives up. "What will be, will be. And then I'll fix it." This is something we all can do.