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To care about future generations

How to think long-term – in a short-term world
PHILOSOPHY / Having your head full of thoughts is not the same as thinking. To think means to concentrate the power of thought in special directions – as the long-term consequences of one's own actions…

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

Australian social philosopher Roman Krznaric is concerned about the lack of long-term thinking. According to him, a long-term perspective is absolutely necessary if we are to change the course of a societal development that is heading towards climate and environmental disasters. The thinking behind business and technology has brought us into accelerating development, but the long-term consequences have been little understood. Now that the danger warnings are becoming clearer, politicians are struggling to find the thoughts that can help us change course.

Some "naturalists" thought seven generations ahead when planning their actions.

Krznaric claims that today's political. . .

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