If you’re fortunate enough to know your parents, you probably revere them. Maybe you even love them. Same for your grandparents.
These days, it can even be true for your great-grandparents.
Including you, that’s just four generations. It’s very unlikely that you know much, if anything, about those who came before.
Man has lived on this planet for about two million years. That’s roughly eighty thousand generations.
If you could have known all of those people, you probably would have revered them, too.
There are now more than seven billion of us on this one planet. Now — for the first time, ever — we can do some serious damage. And we are doing so, and in a big way.
We’ve never been here before.
We all know accidents can happen.
Shouldn’t we all just know that the next hundred years could also be our last?
If we were to truly honour our ancestors —
Shouldn’t we be admitting that perhaps we’re not as smart as we like to think we are?