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It's time for the young to take over !

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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:21 AM
if you think 40 is old ,you must be very young
, wisdom comes with age no matter how bright you think you are, with power comes great responsibility,a thankless task, i enjoyed my 20's traveling the world, partying and sowing my wild oats
..plenty of time to be old and responsible

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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:21 AM
I will be 30 in like 20 days.

Yet, I am one of the people who can fix this nation.

I guess I may as well give up since I am about to become a tyrant old person?

This is not a good idea. I know some young kids that NEVER question their gov't and will argue with me about basic facts of SCIENCE that are indisputable legitimately. Sure some young people are smart and capable of thinking, but most of them are so brainwashed they will accept anything spooned to them by Authority.

Just because a few old guys with billions of dollars are psychopaths and ruin the world doesn't mean all people of any age over 30 are.

Did you know that you have to be 40 to run for president? Did you ever bother to ask WHY? Because of life experience. That's why. Personally speaking, I know that as every day passes I get smarter and hone my mental skills.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:22 AM
This idea is whack! You just want us out of your way because you know deep down there is no way this new "y-not" generation will ever make anything happen. Technology has accelerated your consciousness? What? Just because these kids looked up from their iPhone and saw the sun one day they think they're enlightened? If they where capable of using their brains they would see that we (gen-x and Baby Boomers) created this technology to sap your brain of any real thought process in order to control you, without you knowing you're being controlled.

If you are under 30 please wake up! I bet if you put 100 kids today in a dome and asked them to build a new world they may not destroy themselves in violence. But, I bet they would sit connected to their phone chatting about no food food until they starved to death.

It scares me that I might have to depend on these people to take care of me when I get old (by old I mean really old). You can be sure I'm going to do whatever it takes to make sure that does not happen.

And on this Indigo thing. Why do all you kids think you are indigo? Everybody thinks they have these traits. It's just a way to make yourself feel better because again, you know deep down you aren't going to cut it in the real world.

On a side note. I just flipped 40 and I can say I still have the mentality from my 20's. And the 20 something's of today still look up to me like I'm King. And you know what, compared to most of them I am......If you don't know it now, you'll never know it.....just they way I like it. And you know what. You kids will one day fear my 4yr. old son. I'm gonna teach him everything I know.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:23 AM
I agree with you. they are the ones who were apparently so awake and so much smarter than we are yet ALL of it happened RIGHT UNDER THEIR WATCH. and they sat on their fat asses and were given houses and cars and ate it all up. now they are jaded so don't take offense to comments like "let me know how that works out for ya?" because that is just the ignorant person who knows he could've done more with his youth.

us true indigos and crystals will inhereit their mess and THEN have to clean it up and they still spit in our faces? pathetic.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:24 AM

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:25 AM
Perfect example. A 11yr old I know.

I told him "don't let them dump that Fracking fluid waste in you backyard!" and this was his reply I am not joking.

"All of the chemicals in that waste are 100% safe I know as a fact".
Then I brought up the US EPA document listing the several dozen chemicals in it, and articles about what each individual chemical is and what adverse affects on the environment and humans they have.

He still disputed the facts hard core, he said that information was not applicable and that his 'feeling' that the govt and corporations would never hurt any Americans was good enough to trust them.

Yeah, we really want kids like this running our country.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:26 AM
Sorry but I don't want today's twenty year old's in charge of anything.

They don't seem to have the drive to do anything but party and play games.

I am only 32 and the younger generation is one of the laziest disrespectful group I have seen. They don't want to work and expect everything be handed to them, like they are entitled.

I'd rather have those who are qualified and can do the job no matter their age but to just put it up to the younger generation is a bit scary.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:27 AM
What has my generation accomplished thus far? I don't know, it seems to me my generation created the tool which ultimately overthrew oppressive regimes in Africa and the Middle East (something your generation and generations before had been trying to do for YEARS). And oh yeah, my generation (as defined by the OP) has only been in the game for a MAX of one decade. So, I'd say we are off to a BLAZING start. Especially considering that we are now just entering the work force

1) The tool, that triggered the revolutions in the Middle East were the computer, internet, twitter and wikileaks - all of which have nothing to do with any kids leaving school. They are all products of people over thirty.

2) The idea you think they were proves your total lack of suitability for power.

3) The revolutions in the Middle East are run by Islamists, mostly old men Imams in mosques, not kids. The kids are the ones running around firing guns wildly in the air like idiots and shouting Allah Akhbar.

4) Your generation are the idiots that get 'inspired' by Obama The Tele Prompter Presidents speeches - you are the banal brainwashed Facebook Gneration who think your self improtant self aggrandizing equates to having done and achieved anything in life.

Sorry to awaken you, but it doesnt.

5) The fact you are just entering the workforce means you are about to wake up and realise you are just another drone like the rest of us.

You aint special.

You are just another cog in the machine like we all are / were.

Grow up and deal with it kid.

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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:28 AM
Well I would argue none of our leaders today are qualified to help us.

They are certainly qualified to ruin us. Because they are accomplishing that very well.

I would think the young brainwashed masses would probably turn America into a war zone because it "feels right" and because "anyone questioning authority is a terrorist". Just like the good brainwashed puppets they were programmed to be...

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:30 AM
reply to post by Partygirl

Wow! That has to be one of the worst generalizations I've ever read! Sorry, while I respect your right to an opinion and have nothing against you personally, this is a terrible idea.

You can't assume that all 'under-20s' are as spiritual as you say they are. In fact, that's the first I've ever heard of that. Most under-20's I know of are too busy watching MTV, blabbing to their friends about Snooki's latest shenanigans, or whining to their parents for a car or some other luxury they don't want to work for. Essentially, it's the LAST people I want running this world. I know... they're not all like that. But there sure are a lot of them.

Also, your idea doesn't take into account the vast amount of experience and wisdom that the older generation has accumulated over the years. Once again, just like not all younger people are delinquents, not all older people are corrupt.

I'm 30 years old.. so I'm basically right in the middle of the two age groups that you seem to want to compartmentalize everyone into. In my opinion, it's this attitude of superiority that people feel towards another group that has to go. Good ideas don't just come from one particular age group. They can come from anyone. Just like (not all, but) a lot of older people think they're so much smarter and wiser than the younger generation, the young have to stop thinking their ideas are so much better than those coming from 'the old fogeys'.

We need more unity and less division.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:32 AM
Regardless, the younger generation woke up one day and said, " Hey, i graduated from college, which means I'm smart". Book smart maybe, but book smarts won't take you very far. One has to have street smarts as well, and life experiences to develop a mature perception on life.

I'm sorry, but the younger generation want to complain about this or that, meanwhile seeking ways to get a handout on the premise that the older generation took from them?

I'll tell ya what OP, why not go experience the world, and when you hit 30, then come back and talk to us. Until then, your mommy will have to continue wiping your lil tush, and continue guiding you in the right direction.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:32 AM

Originally posted by Realms
Yeah...let me know how that works out for ya?

It is proven that the children of today and tomorrow have no pride in themselves, and expect a handout at every curve. I used to work in the educational field, ( a university to be exact ) and you wont believe some of the most naive comments and thought processes that come from the college students of today....our country is doomed with that type of ignorance. Not to mention a wasted education.

this and the fact that the olny change my generation and younger genertation will be there face book status

break the chain around you and your fellow "young people" necks cause your gonna # the world up way worse than the "old people"

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:38 AM
reply to post by Partygirl

I respect age, I know and respect lots of old people, I hope to be one myself someday lol.

It's nice to see you know and respect lots of 'old' people, and when you are one yourself someday you can look back on this post and see what drivel it is. If you should find yourself in one of these jobs in your self styled 'power nodes' and you are in your, lets say 40's, let's see how willing you will be to step aside to let the "youthful zeal" take over your position and change everything you've worked so hard to build up.

(I'm only talking about positions of real power here -- Washington, Wall Street, Fortune 500 CEOs, etc. People who own their own little stores or businesses or who have jobs like doctors, teachers, janitors, change with age).

Positions of 'real power'. Let's pick this one apart here. Washington, Wall Street, Fortune 500 CEO's etc.... you mean those positions of 'real power' in that they work hard everyday diligently slaving away in their offices from sun up to sun down.....
The one's that have a pack of people of ALL ages under them actually doing the work to make those people in 'real power' look good? Funny how you pick that particular segment to want to take over. By 'real power' do you not actually mean "real big money"??

It's nice of you to leave the 'little' jobs to us old folks. Small business owners, who like me, work their jobs from morning until sometimes well on to midnight... the Dr's who go to school for years and years to learn their chosen profession and work crazy hours.... the teachers who often go unthanked and unrewarded to try to teach the 'younger' generations.... Janitors, who clean up and fix up the mess created by the others and who also work long hours to provide for themselves and their families. Well, all I can say is that in your secnario there I'm more than proud to be part of the hard working group that actually give a hoot, know the value of their job and in most cases have a very strong work and personal ethic.

Everyone heading Wall Street, Washington, the University system, all the power nodes of society -- energy, commerce, international trade, military, etc. -- would be headed by people in their 20s. Smart people selected rigorously and fairly, but young,

They would bring their creativity, their will to survive, their vibrant life force which starts to ebb when people get older. Fresh ideas, dynamic attitudes, and youthful idealism....what's not to like?

Hmm, I see your point there. Lord only knows where we would be today if our forefathers had only possesed such above mentioned attributes as creativity, the will to survive, vibrant life force, fresh ideas, dynamic attitudes and 'youthful' idealism. Darn them and their slacking old folk ways!!! (end sarcasm)

bringing in a breath of fresh air in culture and the arts, too!

I hate to burst your bubble here, but the cultural and arts leaders of EVERY generation have been seen as a 'breath of fresh air'. You don't think that the likes of Mozart, Monet, Warhol, Beethoven, Led Zeppelin, Elvis etc. were not seen as being on the fringes of society for their times? Go back and read your history. You see them as old school now, and perhaps they are, but without them and their willingness to embrace 'fresh ideas' and breathe new life into their respective genres modern culture and arts would look vastly different.

We need change bad

No arguement there

Who is with me! Youthquake!

Who is with me??

When you decide that this problem has been made by people young and 'old' and stop trying to lay blame at another's door step, when you can be mature and recognize that this is not a generational issue but a total societal issue then you will see that the combined forces of youthful zeal and ideas of the younger generations and the life knowledge and experiences of the older generations is the key to solving the problem. Then....and only then.... ask who is with you. I'm thinking the answer to that would surprise you.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:40 AM
Give it up, Youngsters. Look how we, the Elders, are managing while doing the best we can. We manage not all that well. Now, you, with less time spent on this planet and thus with less knowledge and experience want to do it better? Come on, stop dreaming. Things are the way they are and if you realy want to make a differnce, grow up and learn the ways of the world, before you step on them...- How do you get it into your head, that you could do better while having less capacity, aka knowledge and experience?

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:41 AM
reply to post by Upthepunx

Refer to page 10, and scroll down towards the end. Review that post...think you will see my point~

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:46 AM

I suggest you re-read the Constitution if you haven't already, ( which is rather obvious ), and read the office requirements. Most people at 30 havent met the requirements to hold office. Damn are you dumb?!

Yea, I believe thats it then, Youngsters, you wont qualify. So go back to where ever and Hip Hop some more...-
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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:46 AM
It took 30 years for me to start to understand how the world really works. If I was president in my mid 20's I probably would have been no better than a dictator. One major flaw of human reproduction is the inability to pass on experience from the parents. Kids have to relearn everything. Now days parents don't pass on their knowledge they leave it up to many whack job socialist far left teachers that can'ty let go of their hippy 70's ways.

Today when I see parents that are in the 30's still out partying every night leaving their kids, that are entering their teens already, alone to get knocked up or on drugs or both I have little faith the younger generation will acheive anything positive.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:49 AM
Don't know if you're aware of it, but those "old people" who screwed our world were once young so they've already been through what you're suggesting. If you know some 20-30 year-olds with $100 million and a Harvard education and real world business experience, (besides the lemonade stand they had when they were 10), then they should run for president. Go for it. Nobody says you can't. What age does is give you a smack in the face with reality. Idealism is a nice fantasy but it's not reality. Trust me, when you're "old", you'll get it.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:49 AM

Originally posted by Partygirl

Originally posted by Realms
Yeah...let me know how that works out for ya?

It is proven that the children of today and tomorrow have no pride in themselves, and expect a handout at every curve. I used to work in the educational field, ( a university to be exact ) and you wont believe some of the most naive comments and thought processes that come from the college students of today....our country is doomed with that type of ignorance. Not to mention a wasted education.

blah blah blah I've head it before...

Our brains are configured in a different way because we have grown up with technology. Technology has accelerated us to the next level of reality.

Already its a well-known phenomenon:

These are the people who will save us!

I thought you might have a point tell I read this post,your no different then any other immature adolesent today all talk and mostly about things you know nothing about.

blah blah blah,thats the extent of your response ? no posts after that(tell page 11 anyway) you quit before you start.Maybe you had to go to work......ya.

Hope you come back and grace your post with words of wit young person otherwise your just another imbarresment to your age group in showing how easily you give up when confronted................................not going to save anything like that let alone the world.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 09:52 AM
I would like to add this thought to the discussion. If we assume that humanity as we know it has a finite lifespan, then consider looking at all of the humans that have ever been or will ever be.

We might assume that the population takes a normal distribution and there exists a peak moment in time when more humans are around than any other.

During the 'upslope' the changes that allow growth (technology) will come at a rapid pace. Those individuals responsible for that change will be valued for their intelligence and insight. If the rate of growth is increasing, then the young will be valued for their increasingly valuable contributions as evidenced by the increasing rate of growth. However, if the rate of growth is decreasing, then the older generations will be more heavily valued for their proportionality greater contributions.

During the downslope, there is not enough for both young and old (as evidenced by exponential decline), or black and white, or republican and democrat, so harmony fractures and 'the ancient pattern' of all out war commences.

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