While nostalgia distorts our perceptions of the past, our present-day actions have enduring effects on the future. The future will not wait for us, but time does act generously for some spaces, though as we all know generosity is not endless. In this era, the future is more fluid than ever before, and this fluidity obscures clear predictions for what will happen.
In my country, Turkey, for many years policy has dictated the rejection of small farming communities and the promotion of a more sustained focus on other industries. Plans to encourage the development of a functioning rural society have failed over the years, while cities and towns have become places of economic, social, and cultural dissonance.
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