Taking the Long View Penetrates the Illusion

Our senses are attuned to things that change quickly (like the lottery), but this causes us to miss what is actually going on (gambling means losing). If one is to cut through this illusion to what’s real, one needs to take the long view.

Not only that, the most important changes take a long time. Take climate change for example—changes in CO2 gases took four decades of measurement before noticing the problem. Similarly it will take decades to counter.

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