I think deep down inside of us all, we're a little scared. Our world is Fucked. It sucks to know that and have children
If you're the least bit "aware" then we all kinda feel the same thing. How many "normal" years are left? I worry for my daughter.
Every generation for countless generations have thought there's would be the one to see "the end." Buck up, live your best life for you and yours, help where you can, and keep moving. Pondering your ultimate demise online won't make anything less scary.
There are two ways to look at the world: Think about traveling a winding road right up against a high craggy mountain on your left and a beautiful vista on your right. If you focus on the precarious gray, stony, rocky side, you miss out on the view just a turn of the head away.
So much of our happiness depends on how we look at the world. Good luck, buddy:)
Good Bones by Maggie Smith
Life is short, though I keep this from my children. Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways, a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways I’ll keep from my children. The world is at least fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative estimate, though I keep this from my children. For every bird there is a stone thrown at a bird. For every loved child, a child broken, bagged, sunk in a lake. Life is short and the world is at least half terrible, and for every kind stranger, there is one who would break you, though I keep this from my children. I am trying to sell them the world. Any decent realtor, walking you through a real shithole, chirps on about good bones: This place could be beautiful, right? You could make this place beautiful.
In my daily goings on I notice young women with babies and small children born in just the last few years, and I think to myself that these little ones now will likely live the entire 21st century.
I look at their tiny bright faces and worry for the shitshow that they're being stuck with. I am not optimistic. :( I want to apologize for all of us for what we allowed to happen.
I expect by 2030 the USA will not be much like the 1st world superpower that it has been for our entire lives. No fucking way am I gonna bring kids into this world.
This mindset is what de facto lead to the state of the current world.
I worry for my step kids too, hopefully somehow something will avert total crisis.
My biggest fear is I'm stuck in a survival situation like the book The Road; saving enough bullets and teaching them how to kill themselves quickly. Was not a fun read.
So just ignore the shitty stuff? That's how we got here.
By some metrics, it's barely a developed country anymore. Infant mortality, educational standards, press freedom, incarceration rates, government corruption, murders per capita, crime rate, jail without trial, torture, illegally invading other countries, spying on citizens, propaganda etc
I don't feel this way at all. I've always been a positive person and have always looked on the bright side. I also know our words and thoughts have more power than we realize (Law of Attraction).
I firmly believe Good will defeat Evil in the end.
Exactly, what the fuck is everyone on about? We're winning, for the first time in decades we're winning. The pedophiles and globalists are running scared. My daughters are going to have great lives.
agreed. The book was a struggle. It was written beautifully though, so that helps.
My 11yr old son came from the school the other day, they discussed who pushes the dumb reality shows on tv, and they came to the conclussion it was the illuminati.
I reckon, they will be just fine. Keep on watching that PewDiePie.
I'm not afraid of what happens to me, I'm afraid of how/what my family and loved one's will do if/when I leave (people call me Jesus). That's what scares me the most. I've flirted with death a few times, sometimes on my own accord, and some because the universe was testing me. I've met demons, and nearly died.
I live my life by this:
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society
I hope so, my friend.
Every generation feels that way. It’ll be ok.
Exactly my friend. My daughter is exceptional. She's someone outside her generation, an old soul in a teenagers body. She reads! She read 56 books last year alone. She is who I worry about. She's just outside DC and that fact alone drives me nuts.
I feel the same. My daughter is 10 and lives in Japan. Away from the nuclear disaster but still...
The scope of corporate greed blows my mind. They're trashing the earth for profit. And the way everyone just slaves away at jobs they hate just to make money. I dunno, it feels like everything is fucked. I'm just hoping the pendulum has swung so far to one side that the current situation has got to give eventually. Maybe then we'll see some positive change.