How do we approach our time

We all have to deal with time. What we do with the time we’re given and how we approach it. On a news program last week discussing our current political environment, one of the commentators characterized time this way:

  1. Sports Time

  2. Strategic Time

  3. Evolutionary Time 

America does the first, and that’s bad. We think in tactics. The fight. The back and forth. And we make our decisions in that time frame while disregarding any larger strategy or big picture evolution, which is where the biggest problems we’re facing (health care, climate change, capitalism) currently reside. Nothing we do in sports time can really address the major factors.