The ability to think long term is a powerful marker of privilege.
As I reflect on the privilege I’ve accumulated over the years, the biggest change has been a sense of security – both mental and financial. That sense of security, in turn, enables long term thinking and investment.
That long term thinking and investment, in turn, has inspired more privilege.
The interesting question that then arises is – can we invest in the long term without accumulating privilege? Can we reverse this chain of events?
I think it is hard to do this because of the absence of said security.
But (and there’s always a but :-)), if we do manage to do it as often as possible, we’ll likely find the return on investment on that thinking to be positive.