Future focus is a philosophy that, like the Iroquois Nation, we must seek a society where the interests of the seventh generation are considered equal to the interests of the present.

Proponents of future focus believe we must induce people and institutions to think in terms of the far future, and not just in terms of short-range selfish interests; government and other institutions must be induced to practice fiscal responsibility. In this view, new technologies should not be embraced uncritically, but must be judged on whether they are socially useful. Greens in particular emphasize that the quality of life, rather than unending growth, should be the focus of our future thinking.

Adapted from the Ten Key Values of various Green parties.

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