There’s been a lot of grousing recently about how messed up society/the government/culture/the world is getting to be. Most of the complaining I’ve heard over the past few weeks has been from my own mouth, so don’t think I’m pointing fingers at anyone.
I’ve wondered, what kind of world am I going to be handing over to my (future, not existing as yet) children?
There’s violence. Twerking. Government that shuts down. Lack of jobs. Not much money. Hate. Ignorance. People who don’t read books anymore.
It’s all too much, sometimes.
But then I wondered, what kind of world am I going to be handing over to my aforementioned (still existing in idea only) children?
Amazing advances in medicine, things that keep people alive and healthy longer. Technology that makes cool things, helpful things, possible. New jobs, created by a swiftly changing culture. And me, who will make them read books.
I heard recently that every generation worries that the one coming up after them won’t be able to survive the changing times. This isn’t a new thought. I’m not the first young person to think it. My parents thought something similar, probably, before they started their family.
Do you ask yourself “What’s the world coming to?” Can you think of anything you’d be proud to hand down to the next generation, from how the world is now?