Taking Responsibility for Future Humans
Five years ago, Bob McCormick was unable to walk a city block due to unbearable pain. After two hip replacements and a knee surgery, he can now walk twenty miles a day. He has decided to walk from Denver, Colorado to Washington. D.C. (over 1,600 miles).
When McCormick was asked why, he referred to a book he read ten years ago. The book is called "The Handbook of Intergenerational Justice". Intergenerational Justice is the concept that generations currently living on earth are responsible for future generations to come. McCormick points out that we were all future humans at one point. Although we may be the first generation to realize the damage; it's not all negative. We need to
solve present-day inequalities and injustices, so that future humans might not have to inherit our problems.
McCormick started his walk in early August and is scheduled to arrive in D.C. in three to four months. What would he like to see happen once he arrives in Washington, D.C.?
“It’s a fantasy, but if Intergenerational Justice bites people like it did me, I think it would be great if a whole lot of people showed up and we walked into D.C. for Intergenerational Justice and stood in front of the capitol. We don't have to talk or have a riot. We’re here because we think future humans matter, too.” -Bob McCormick