Roman Krznaric, author of The Good Ancestor, discusses how we can nurture our ability to think, plan and dream for the long term.
Humanity stands at a critical juncture: our political, economic and societal decision making is focused on the short-term and is threatening the long-term survival of our species and our planet. The path we choose from here will determine the legacy we leave for future generations. Now, more than ever, we urgently need to expand our time perspectives – to think and plan for the long term, so can we reclaim the future for coming generations.
Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His latest book is The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World (the book is currently being translated into Japanese by the Buddhist monk and author Shoukei Matsumoto.) His previous international bestselling books, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and Carpe Diem Regained, have been published in more than 20 languages.