How to be a good ancestor

Roman Krznaric|Countdown (

Our descendants own the future, but the decisions and actions we make now will tremendously impact generations to come, says philosopher Roman Krznaric. From a global campaign to grant legal personhood to nature to a groundbreaking lawsuit by a coalition of young activists, Krznaric shares examples of ways we can become good ancestors — or, as he calls them, “Time Rebels” — and join a movement redefining lifespans, pursuing intergenerational justice and practicing deep love for the planet.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.


Roman Krznaric · Long-view philosopherRoman Krznaric writes about the power of ideas to change society.

One thought on “How to be a good ancestor”

  1. We must have forward thinkers that not only think but speak “future” in their daily conversations. How to bring the best of the past, processed in the now, and to make it available for the future. Thank you Mike excellent post.

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