Until today, humanity had gradually advanced from generation to generation in the belief that our children would have a better life than our own. This gave us power and hope. But today, the future doesn’t seem so bright. It appears as if humanity has lost its way. Globalization has made it clear that we are all connected to and dependent on one another like cogwheels in a machine. An event that occurs in one area of the planet can instigate a domino effect that sends ripples throughout the world. Prof. Tim Jackson, economics commissioner on the UK government's Sustainable Development Commission, said about globalization: “It’s a story about us, people, being persuaded to spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need, to create impressions that won’t last, on people we don’t care about. How can we be considerate of the global, connected nature of the world that appears before us?.
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