We often reflect on how our youth had a bit more flare to it. But what about things and the non-human creatures that live longer than us? This post tells a story of the life of an oak tree and puts it in a perspective of how much more reckless has humanity become in the past century. So reckless and faster that we got comfortable disregarding seemingly small ecological hiccups. This blog post offers a short story perspective on what has changed in the life of an oak tree and what implications it has for the life of a human.