The Chinese always take the long view, while here in the US we are addicted to the crack of short-term thinking in terms of immediate profits and getting off now, the Hell with the long term view of the economy or our bodies or really anything at all, dammit. Now get off my lawn! NIMBY! Here comes Karen!
And what of the future, oh American sensei?
We’ll deal with that when the time comes. Why bring down the party when it’s ripping along? What are you, some Debbie Downer?
Nope, I’m a guy who doesn’t want to set a time bomb today that will blow up five years from now because I may well be around then, and even if I’m am not, I’m not so sociopathic as to be that callous to my fellow humans who follow in my footsteps.
I am them. They are me. That’s the only and best way to look at your fellow man, hard as it is to make our egos believe that.
Do that line of coke now! Drink a six pack, fuck three whores in a row, get three hours of sleep, and then do it again! And don’t forget another line!
What are you, some party pooper? You’re the guy who always has to throw a turd in the punchbowl, right?
Nope, I’m just some guy who, every decade, decides he’d actually like to spend another decade on this 3rd Clown Rock from the Sun.