Feasibility of committing one's life to Life
what impact would it have on your life?
Commitment to the future means that the first priority, when we make decisions, is what effect it would have upon, for example, our ability to take care of the future of Life on Earth. Any smaller commitments are then chosen based upon how they may ultimately affect the future.
Is commitment to the future of Life on Earth more or less feasible than a smaller commitment? Would a smaller commitment be more effective either for the future or for ourselves?
Is commitment to Life better for the future?At first flush, it may seem more practical to commit to something smaller. (After all, what could be less doable than taking care of the future of Life on Earth? Our efforts are fulfilled long after we are gone.) However, commitment to the future of Life itself may produce better outcomes because:
Is commitment to Life better for ourselves?One of the main problems with making a smaller commitment is that they are not always relevant. For example, the pursuit of happiness can make us less happy. Likewise, placing our health, social life, or amusement as our top priority will also reduce the richness of our life as a whole.
Commitment to the wellbeing of the future of Life may produce better outcomes for ourselves because:
Although at first it may seem more practical (in a short-term sense) to not place top priority on the future of Life on Earth, there are many reasons why lesser commitments are actually less practical.