You’ve got me thinking: what question are you asking? How should we live? How do I hope we will live? How are we likely to live? Who is “we”? How do we prepare each other and ourselves for the future we want?
The last of the questions strikes me as the most interesting and the one that is the most useful to answer. How do we prepare each other and ourselves for the future we want?
Our actions today create the future. For those of us who are (generally) satisfied with the world, it is likely that we will live tomorrow as we live today. For those who want it to be different, it is likely that we are trying to change the world so that it is closer to the world we want.
I want a world in which every person can support himself, a world in which every woman can support her family. For me, this means helping people figure out what career they want, and then helping them onto a path where they can move toward the lives they want.