I recently read an article that got me thinking about the youth of today and how little say so they have on the state of affairs we are facing for the future of this planet. They are constantly overrided by the domineering factor continuing today of an old out dated, no longer relevant concept that “children should be seen and not heard”.
I guess that all the occupy movements and revolts that the youth of today are engaging in seems to be the only way to get their elders attention. Acting out certainly is a way to do just that. Evolution verses Revolution, it seems to be the only alternative or is it?
We send our children to higher forms of education and for what end result? to become like the very people who created the problem in the first place? Or to find solutions to a problem that will be inherantly theirs.
I believe we are acting like children, using the one thing we as an advanced society despise IGNORANCE. For to continue to act condescendingly to the youth of today will surely be our faster paced destruction.
However if you think the majority of the youth of today act as entitled as their parents do you are right, but what about the minority of youths?
The ones I speak of are struggling just to exist in a world they do not feel a part of because unlike their counter parts they see the reality of what’s coming. When an opportunity arises to voice an idea or set an example of change in action they are not supported on any level, so their need to survive becomes a struggle and they retreat separating themselves from the resistance change can create.
The fact of the matter is we have reached a point of no return and that’s putting it to you straight! The objective is what the progressive young adults are looking at, SURVIVAL and how to achieve it. The ability to get past the concept that things will keep going the way they are is the cooperation they need in order to show us a better way.
The time for sitting around having meetings, discussing a problem that won’t go away is not the way to go about it. Even the most so called spiritual institutions that create the platform for people to feel safe from the reality we are facing are hiding behind a wall of denial, that gatherings other than growing food or sharing the real guts of the situation at hand are a waste of precious time.
The need for technology goes far beyond the internet as being a form of entertainment, but a real platform for change that is excessible to everyone! The concept that education should be free is being embraced by many activists that understand we all need the tools for survival, and knowledge is not an ownership to be exploited for profit.
But I’m getting away from my intention for this piece, and that is we as adults must begin to relinquish some of our resilience to change, and understand weather we like it or not change is inevitable.
Our most revered spiritual teachers make this clear, nothing stays the same and to hold on to ways that are not working anymore will prevent you from going with the flow.
Often when I found it difficult to accept the path my life was taking, I would reflect on two things that are so basic yet we take for total granted, we breathe as a natural act the body performs, and the Earth rotates and keeps us firmly on it without any help from us. These two basic fundamental acts for survival are done for us, now it’s time to do for ourselves with the understanding we are nothing short of a miracle. Let go and go with the flow, take the path of least resistance, see what happens when you listen more then speak.
Our children are our future, but what’s theirs? Why should it be any less then they expect it to be. What they expect is the example set before them from the people they are most influenced by, and that’s you.
Teach them basic skills even if you are teaching yourself for the first time, it allows for the child in everyone to express themselves and have real fun in the doing. This form of entertainment is vital to our survival as humans.
For me going with the flow means leaving behind what does not serve me, try it you might like it and look back and say change is good!!
Be brave take a chance, change your life and the world, one person at a time.
Lots of Love and Laughter!