Parents, caregivers, teachers, carers and the Government as our ultimate carer need to take into account how decisions will impact upon children. It often seems that social, economic, commercial and political decisions are made as short term fixes. Short term decisions do not always take into account the long term consequences which will play out for children into the future which is theirs rather than ours.

Too many decisions are based on short term but unsustainable benefits. We need to consider that short term gains can lead to long term pain.

A great deal of the discomfit we confront in 2015 probably has its origins in similar selfish decisions made in past years. Power can be used for good but if misused has deleterious consequences.

Decisions of today need to be made with reference to tomorrow.

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