Generation Starship

Road Trip Wednesday time again. If you want to participate, head on over to YA Highway and link up your answer!

This month's Bookmobile selection, STARGLASS by Phoebe North, takes place on a generation starship. But the characters wouldn't be there if their ancestors hadn't left earth with the hope of their descendants one day colonizing elsewhere. Would you go on a generation starship, if given the opportunity? Why or why not?
Yeah, probably not. If I KNEW for a FACT that the world was coming to an end, like about to explode or be overrun by zombies, then yeah, I would try to get the heck out. But otherwise, no. I'm staying here. I'm pretty positive that we won't be colonizing elsewhere. The earth is ours and it's up to us to make it a great place to live. Not to take off in the hopes that our grand-children or great-grandchildren might get to live on some other planet that humans have yet to destroy.

I swear I'm not some crazy eco-maniac- I recycle and use reusable bags and try not to litter, yet I'm sure there's tons of stuff I should (or shouldn't) be doing to better this planet. But I do feel like this earth is ours and we should take care of it, not jump ship at the first opportunity.

What do you think?