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Response to navarth (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 10:00 AM

11. Short term beats long term every time

That's just how life works. You do what you have to do today, and then deal with the consequences. We've improved life expectancy through sanitation, medicine, and food availability. That's great. Now we have a lot of people, who all need more stuff. In the moment though, we're not worried about what issues may come down the line. It's all about right now.

You can make plans with your family to have a nice big dinner out at a fancy restaurant at the end of the month, but if you don't eat between the beginning and the end of the month, you're not going to make it to that big dinner.

Humans, like all forms of life, are about now, not 20 years from now. Partly because years don't exist anywhere but in our own minds. Sure, we're smart, we're clever, we're adaptable, but that just makes now all the more important to us.

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