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Seeing them right now paralysed and confused in this world that we are leaving to them

well i thought that more a couple of years ago, but i have been meeting/hosting many young people these last two years, and actually i am impressed how many have a major clue, and are navigating the changes with resilience, optimism, and of course the sheer joy of being young and interacting with others of their age.

certainly there are more deeply damaged individuals too, those who shut down emotionally because the hypercomplexity of today's world overwhelms them, i'm not trying to paint a completely blue sky but notwithstanding the general trend collectively is towards sanity, they are less apolitical than many of the BB generation were, less hedonistic, and more attuned to the importance of global solutions to global problems, mastering easily the social media and intuiting how to use it to expand and improve their worlds.

naturally i try and select for these kind of people, and have largely succeeded. i have become much more positive through the experience, as before i was hanging out too little with young people, and that can jaundice one's outlook not a little...

if we can somehow hold back from totally ripping the ecological rug from under their feet, i think the best thing we can do for them is move over and pass down more power to them. they already see how futile many of our preoccupations are, and will not willingly reclone them. sure they need a little guidance sometimes, we all do, especially at that age.

we are very fortunate to have your voice here, vbo :)


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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2011 at 03:38:50 PM EST
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