Team before self

Most people recognize that climate change is a serious problem and support government intervention. And yet almost nobody supports a small surcharge to their electric bill, and fewer would like to see an increased tax on their gasoline.

Just like everyone on a sports team supports winning, yet few of them want to show up for a team workout that’s at an inconvenient time.

You can do what’s best for you, or you can do what’s best for the team. The former leads to short-term pleasure at the expense of impending disaster; the later leads to short-term sacrifice at the expense of long-term excellence.

Are you a short-term player, or a long-term player?