When you really want to do something, doing it would be the right choice. Building something, just because you want to build has a total upside that can’t be measured. There is no point in doing something for 100 years from now. If the work is good, people are going to remember it, they will use it for the good. More interest in the work that you are doing will automatically make the time run much faster. I have experienced this. I am experiencing this while writing these sentences.
When you look at people who lived my be 100 or 200 hundred years back, we remember all of them through their work. It may be art or science. Everything that we are experiencing today, is a gift from our ancestors. We are all standing on the shoulders of the giants.