Saturday, September 16, 2006
I am hopeful today. I know some of the best minds of my generation, and they are not lost, though we are not all found. There is a chance that we may do some things right – even if it is only to rebel against our parents’ mistakes. And we will make those too, but we talk so much that the word may get out sooner, so we may be able to learn from them and mend things quicker (which is good since time is so much of the essence). We will slow down, and it will be by choice. Our narcissism and determination to “play hard” could translate into good health because there’s too much fun to be had to conk out early. Conversely, playing too hard may end in a shorter game that we anticipated, so follow directions. This does not mean, necessarily, to follow the rules. Our desire to question can lead to exciting discovery, but we don’t have the right to be irreverent and disrespectful. We love the earth more, we love animals more – now if we could just project that inward and towards each other, we may really be on to something. I think we are more than willing to change. I wish we were more willing to make change (and I don’t mean breaking a dollar). We know money causes problems, but none of us have ever met a carefree and destitute individual. Though our behaviors and convictions are mimicked for the sake of familiarity, so ______________ (insert name of business here) can turn a profit, at least, for better or for worse, they are spreading. One day, we will be leaders, and no matter how far those with perceived power are removed from the masses there will be memories of those behaviors and convictions, for better or for worse. Maybe big decisions will make more sense because we will recognize the logic as being something we would do. Maybe they will be good, conscientious decisions. Possibly for the worse, but perhaps for the better; I do not know, but I am hopeful today.