"The elders remind us of the importance of the long view when they say, "pin peyeh obe" - look to the mountain. They use this phrase to remind us that we need to look at things as if we are looking out from the top of a mountain, seeing things in the much broader perspective of the generations that are yet to come. They remind us that in dealing with the landscape, we must think in terms of a ten-thousand-, twenty-thousand-, or thirthy-thousand-year relationship."

 Gregory Cajete a Tewa Indian

The Clock of the Long Now: time and responsibility