It seems like society is always looking for shortcuts: what's the quickest way to get from here to what I want? This type of thinking undermines our long term objectives: to leave a legacy; to be financially secure; to have a strong and happy family; to live a long and productive life and so on.
As men, we need to work to establish what I call a "Long Road Culture". This starts in our personal lives but extends to our families as well. We want to raise children that value the things 1,5,10 years from now...not just the immediate.