the time problem with saving environment

People have a difficult time living out a set of principles that will bear fruit in 200 years.
It is difficult to sacrifice your life today (and endure the pain now) for a distant future that you will not know. More difficult is assuming your sacrifice in the present will be appreciated with a commensurate level of responsibility by future generations.

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