I too have noticed similar trends and it is pretty ghastly to realize that most people are consumed with themselves, but I believe everyone is to
The boomers themselves are going to reap what they have sown in this case as well as others. As will we. But it is we who have the choice to change
For things to be truly amazing and for true harmony amongst all people, which despite it's corniness, every single living being needs to make the
choice to change.
Some people fear change and despise it with a passion. Some people are well suited to it.
Ive met plenty of people my age (mid 20's) and a majority are insanely consumed with being a consumer. They have no balance in their lives and
despite cheery smiles, and great personalities, behind the facade is a world of chaos that resides in their minds.
Programmed like robots they are easily led by shiny things, and the latest trends. Absolutely fascinated with the material.
I was one of these robots until, after a sequence of events, realized that this is all just a ride, and nothing physical is actually real. I realized
that we enter and leave this world empty handed and that living life and loving was the answer. Also truth
I suppose, from my experience, that everybody learns at their own time what it is that they need to really know. Some people seem like they have many
lifetimes to go before they realize what everything is truly all about.
Boomers and Gen-X'ers and the generations beyond will have to, at some point recognize the fact that everyone is the same and that the struggle for
power is truly the root of peoples problems. This life is made up of all types of energy and you see people in a power struggle all the time and it
needs to end in order for things head in a truly positive direction.
Direct parenting is definitely needed but also there are many other factors that can be attributed to the dilemma associated with the constant
bombardment of being a consumer. The primary lesson from public school, at the end of the day, is to be a consumer. I bet some people would beg to
differ and in some cases I do, but this whole system is out dated. We need to reboot and take responsibility for ourselves.
We all have to stop depending on others to survive. We are human beings and the option lies within all of our hands, so its like, why not do things
the legit way and find another way to energize our selves(there are many ways!) as opposed to stealing energy from other people.
My parents never taught me to want things, the media and school did. My parents taught me that if you wanted something you had to work for it.
Physically and/or mentally.