How to be a Good Ancestor

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Our descendants own the future, but the decisions and actions we make now will tremendously impact generations to come. Roman Krznaric. A good ancestor ranges from a global campaign to grant legal personhood to nature to a groundbreaking lawsuit. Here are some tips on being a good ancestor.

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Extend time horizons towards a longer now.

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Aim to overcome the short-term cycles that dominate politics.

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Draw up and discuss plans for the towns and cities where they live.

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Advocate systematically far more transformative city plans.

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Invest in healthcare and climate change actions.

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Secure the rights of future people.

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Take action at the ballot box too.

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Found a global movement for long –term thinking.

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Be a time rebel.

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Learn to survive and thrive.

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Restore, repair, and care for the planetary home.

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