About The 7th Generation Principle
Based on an ancient Iroquois philosophy, the decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world seven generations into the future. The Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy was first recorded between 1142 and 1500 A.D. and has been credited as contributing to the American Constitution due to Benjamin Franklin’s great respect for the Iroquois system of government.
Generally used in regard to decisions being made about our energy, water, and natural resources and ensuring those decisions are sustainable for seven generations in the future. It can also be applied to relationships - every decision should result in sustainable relationships seven generations in the future.