Even for very lazy farmers, time's important because it's finite and so is a life.
What I meant by you don't have a long past was a joke because what I meant by "past" in this thread is about the millions of years of human history and the future is about the millions of years ahead of our own times, not the tens of years left in our own lives.
I posted this poll because most South Koreans these days are very much interested in the roots of Koreans. Whether Koreans started north of Mongol or northern China (around Beijing) or Manchu (around Harebin.) They believe the Huns, Mongols of Ghengis Khan, modern Koreans, Japanese are all descendents of the people who lived around the Baikal. But when they discuss the future, they are much less sure of anything.