Great Escape

In Defense of Not Saving the World

Our preoccupation with solving global problems can do more harm than good

John-Paul Flintoff
GEN
Published in
9 min readAug 1, 2018

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EEarlier this year, I became unwell. I couldn’t work or do much of anything else. For weeks on end, I had to be looked after by other people. And it was excruciating.

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John-Paul Flintoff
GEN
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Journalist for the Financial Times, Sunday Times and Guardian. Author of six books, fiction and non-fiction, in 16 languages. http://bit.ly/2OsqPew