Myopia and the Snowball Effect

Flickr/redjar

Flickr/redjar

Climate Change.  Inequality.  Epidemics.  Water shortages.  Biodiversity.  The list goes on.

We know the issues are out there, but we choose to ignore them.

It’s not my problem.  It’s not that big of a deal.  Someone else will take care of it.  Maybe it will just go away.

We tell ourselves these things to avoid acting as we’re too busy, too tired, too overworked, too whatever to get involved.

So we bury our heads in the sand and hope it goes away. (more…)