With 20-20 Hindsight (from pulling out one's head), we may have made different choices, instead of short term, immediate profit, ignore the future decisions.
Frankly, I prefer prosperity based on prodigious production of surplus goods and services, equitably traded and enjoyed. I think doing more with less so more can enjoy is superior to doing less with more so few can enjoy.
I don't believe in money madness so I don't subscribe to the notion that we should be occupied with "making money." Especially since all money tokens are ultimately controlled by parasites like governments and bankers (usurers).
In other words, instead of trying to get "rich" (win the Lotto, marry a billionaire, go into politics), we might consider being "more productive" using tools, machines, automation and other mass production methods.
Perhaps we might also change our personal goals from dying with the most toys, to preparing a place for our children's grandchildren's grandchildren.
"In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation... even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine."
—Great Law of the Iroquois
that quote is pretty ironic considering what happened to the Iroquois…..
anyways when the rubber hits the road you can only worry about you and I can only worry about me. The futures problems are their own.