posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 10:44 AM
reply to post by mnmcandiez
LOL, no please don't pick on the Kindergartners.
I think perhaps my tone is coming across wrong. I think your generation is at a unique crossroads. We haven't done you any favors by coddling and
sheltering you and leaving you unprepared, while at the same time, we have destroyed the economy and the environment, and all of our foreign
Your generation is the least prepared in American History, and you will likely face monumental tests of your fortitude, creativity, and
resourcefulness to try and dig us out of this mess.
To make it even more unique, your generation is self-aware. You realize that things are as bad as they seem, and you realize that you are lacking a
certain amount of survival skill from generations past. Gardening, and baking things from scratch, and cleaning your own chickens, and soaking your
own beans, has all been replaced by fastfood and frozen dinners. A college degree is just a line on an application these days, it isn't an honor
like it was in generations past. So, your generations are left with this big eye-opening realization, but there are people like you that are going to
attack the problems head-on. Even without the blind pride and vigor that some generations were raised with, your generation seems to be trudging
along like it is some kind of duty to just persevere, and maybe it is. You are approaching life in a different way, but it is likely to be just as
successful, and maybe even more successful than generations past.
I read a story a couple of years ago about a 3 or 4 year old in Jacksonville that lived for 2 weeks locked alone in a house. She survived by eating
ketchup and mustard and mayonaisse from the refrigerator. Even at her age, and her lack of raising, she still knew how to survive. While I am
hyper-critical of the decline in education and child-rearing, I am still hopeful and curious at how human nature will cause your generation to adapt
and persevere. It ain't over yet, it is just getting started.