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Jan 22, 2013 | Post by: regangossett No Comments

Innovation, Civilization and You

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From an article in the New York Times focused on population growth:

”  .  .  .  [The slowing of population growth is] a symptom of late-modern exhaustion . . .  It’s a spirit that privileges the present over the future, chooses stagnation over innovation, prefers what already exists over what might be.  It embraces the comforts and pleasures of modernity, while shrugging off the basic sacrifices that built our civilization in the first place.

“Such decadence need not be permanent, but neither can it be undone by political willpower alone.  It can only be reversed by the slow accumulation of individual choices  .  .  .  “

Innovation or stagnation?  Consume today or sacrifice a bit to build for tomorrow?  Do you prefer what exists or what might be?

You’re the leader, so the choices you make influence many people.  It’s a burden, responsibility and privilege you signed up for when you agreed to become a leader.  What do you choose?


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