Wrestle, when you become an adult, children will either suffer the consequences of your generation's wrongdoings , or enjoy the good things your generation accomplished, perhaps cleaner air, and cleaner water.
Will our future generation respect us for what we have accomplished as a society, we better, because
"we grow into the esteem of future generations".
My grandchild holds me in high esteem because I care and do things to protect the earth. (it means, My grandchild respects me, honors me for protecting mother earth.)