Paul Bessems, 6-6-2015
We have to reinvent the concept of competition. We think that we are in competition with people from the same generation, but that is a very limited, unwise, selfish and not so sustainable. First we thought that we were in competition with our neighbors, then with companies within the EU and now we think that we are in competition with low-wages countries. But wages in China and India will rise and what then? Only Africa is left and after that? We are not in competition with people from the same generation, we are in competition with the future. We have to run faster than the future comes. Before the future starts we have to organize our prosperity in a more sustainable way. Not only our energy supply and climate control, but we also have to balance prosperity costs and benefits. We have to organize a society in a way that our children can choose a same level of prosperity than we have now. We have to organize a sustainable prosperity before it is too late, not for us, maybe not for our children but at least for our grandchildren and their children.