That’s right. This time-warp phenomenon has not made the population more careful and contemplative. To the contrary, unable to accurately anticipate the more negative but less immediately visible impacts of their behavior, they have become routinely reckless. Their various institutions do endless research and studies trying to fathom why this cause-effect relationship is so strange, but their reckless behaviors continue as if there is no alternative. Sometimes, Crazies cannot even figure out why some terrible events happen and what could possibly have caused them because of long delays from their causation.
This sophisticated society and culture basically accepts negative consequences as isolated events and merely focuses on and rationalizes the immediate benefits of individual and collective actions. Despite considerable experience with unforeseen painful impacts hitting them eventually, the Crazies do what they want and suffer the consequences. They are by nature individually and collectively uncontrollably time blind.
Does any of this behavior on planet Crazy sound familiar to Americans? Think BP oil disaster, as well as regular explosions at industrial facilities, coal mine disasters, a national obesity epidemic, huge numbers of children dropping out of school, homeowners rebuilding in flood-prone areas, people unable to pay off their credit card debt, product recalls because of unsafe conditions, often deadly foods and prescription drugs, and uncontrolled federal government spending and borrowing as if great pain will not infect the nation. Add on the constant election of Democrats and Republicans to Congress and the White House because their lies and promises of reform are repeatedly believed despite many decades of corrupt behavior to the contrary.
It is no real surprise that negative outcomes and outright crises and catastrophes keep hitting us. Risky and often stupid actions and behaviors keep occurring as if their inevitable negative impacts are invisible.
Take solace in moaning such things are God’s will or just unavoidable. Or conclude that, in the face of missing reformed personal, corporate, and government behavior, time-blinded humans are crazy too.
To learn more about time blindness here on Earth check out the work of Jack Alpert.