posted on May, 21 2004 @ 10:59 PM
What a thoughtful and disturbing post. In one sense, it's really enlightening for me to know what is going on in the mind of today's 20 year old.
(I'm 52). In another sense, it's so rotten that we've created a world, for you to inherite, that has so much hate, paranoia, chaos, war, etc.
My generation was the one who thought we could change the world "for the better"..peace, love and all that.....
Look what we've created.
Although I grew up with the terrible fear of nuclear war and the Cold War, it was not so immediate or real as today's threats.
My generation talked a lot about abandoning "materialism" for something more spiritual. HA! We are terribly materialistic. In some ways, I'm really
convinced we've failed you collectively.
We had some noble ideas and some stupid ones. It looks like the stupid ones are winning now.
I was a college teacher for years and miss hearing the opinions of my students. Please keep posting so that I can keep in touch with what younger
people are thinking. I don't want to turn into some old codger that thinks "my way is the only way" and that there aren't any fresh, new
solutions out there. I want to know figure out a way out of this mess we are all in.
Joey (the ex-hippie)