Three Ways to Plan For the (Very) Long Term

Amyr Rocha Lima

2 min read

We increasingly make decisions based on short term goals and gains - an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe.

Ari Wallach, a futurist, used to talk to people about planning for the next 10 or 20 years, but he's noticed a shift recently.

In his TED Talk, "3 Ways to Plan For the (Very) Long Term," he discusses how our society has succumbed to "short-termism," where planning for the next six months appears to be a challenge.

This failure to think long term results in "sandbag fixes" that may work temporarily but do not solve problems. Wallach discusses how to plan for the next 30 to 50 years and come to terms with the fact that we will all die at some point.

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