Where does the notion of "our life path" come from? Who told us there is such a thing in the first place? Did they also tell us where the start point was? If so, what if we had started from over...there instead?
What do you believe? Why?
These are simple questions at the pedestrian street level of consciousness. Of course, that is a duck, look it is a duck. I know what a duck is!
The adage: "if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck." True, right? But what if it is not a duck but a goose, not a funny-sounding big duck, but a goose. Perhaps I have just never seen a goose before to know the difference? Even then, there are a lot more birds out there, one of them might look like a duck too us, but it is not a duck to someone else.
So, given all that, when we start that "life path" we are already full of all kinds of after the market beliefs, meaning things installed since you arrived, i.e., were born, and not part of the original you. The believes come from experiences and what we believe to be true about those experiences. They are our facts. Regardless of whether or not they are true.
Back then, yes you were just a baby, but imagine for a second you somehow grew up and had lived like all other things in nature without anyone ever telling you anything. You would be fine because it would be fully you and only you and all you knew.
Your life path would be clear, and that was to keep doing those things that carried you from day to day: going to that which nourishes you, once again. That would have been your life path sans any opinions of others, and their sharing of what is right, wrong, good, bad, all of that. There would only be life and you were naturally on that path.
So, perhaps, and as someone who cares little for the random opinions of others as it pertains to how it would change me, I would never tell you what to do, if we consider starting a life path, or renewing it, or whatever right now.
Perhaps do it from that natural posture.
Without the fancy paint job of socialization, free of the constraints of tired old traditions and paradigms that have nothing to do with how you want to live and go to that which nourishes you as your life path. If you are unhappy in your daily life and really care about the environment, then do something about it.
Anyone can link a story to an ever-present bad news article, but how many do anything beyond toting a bag to and from the store? A petty example for effect yes, but the shopping bag like that might seem like doing something, and it is something we should all do, but we should be doing that anyway. (full disclosure here, I always forget my bag and then make myself feel good about getting the box for my things so that I can use it for my recycling, oh my, am I Mr. Environment or what, lol)
So, there we go, figure out what you want, the deepest you that can be accessed, and then go do those things that nourish you and perhaps step back from those that do not. Two simple guidelines. Yes, even that is more than "just you", but it feels harmless of a notion, and if nothing else you will at least have a better idea of what your "life path" really is: doing it or talking about it.