Our current economic woes are a direct result of short term thinking. The desire for immediate profit over long term growth. CEOs, investors, and others involved sacrificed entire companies and even our economic progress to increase their personal net worths.
This is nothing new. For some reason, our brains are unable to contemplate long term processes. Unfortunately, there is no more short-term “wows” left in the sustainability theater. It’s all long term planning and execution.
Perhaps then, we’re facing something larger than just an environmental movement. Perhaps we’re on the precipice of a transformation. An epoch for the human race.
If we can come together and rise above our current short-sightedness, we could usher in a new age for humanity.