What concerns does the current generation in high school have about the future?
What scares your generation the most?
Is the next generation ready to defend the freedoms we share, and to take on a judicial system that seeks to overstep their authority by legislating from the bench?
Are you guys ready to wallow into the fight and shine light on the truth?
Do you guys even want our help?
Although most people my age have yet to understand what a powerful thing your voice can be, I firmly believe that my generation fears what every generation has feared: Self destruction by way of destroying our world. They say your future is as bright as you want it to be. But not always. There are some things in this life you can't completely control. What past generations have done to destroy our country is one of those things.
We have a chance, however, to fix and reverse some of the damage already done. Our economy is failing. There's pollution here, wars there and people dying everywhere of diseases for which we have yet to find the cure. What it all boils down to is money. Sadly, most of the current crisis facing this country could be easily solved it people weren't so monetarily driven. If recycling was as cheap and convenient as just throwing that bottle in the trash, would we have to think twice? If oil wasn't as expensive as it is, would we still be fighting the war in the Middle East? If the FDA wasn't so concerned about their pretty penny, would healthier, more wholesome foods be as easily accesible as McDonalds or Burger King? Would we be a less obese nation? If they released the cures to deadly diseases such as cancer or AIDs (that we all know the government is withholding based on the loss of money), would people still suffer? It all comes back to money. Money and greed. Maybe if we didn't spend so much money on say sports, video games, television and movies... So much money is wasted on virtually nothing. Yes, these forms of entertainment may bring us momentary happiness. But in the end, does it really matter if there's no world left to enjoy these things?
I can't speak for everyone my age, but as I stated before, most teenagers have yet to realize what power speaking up can have. It is we who will be responsible for fixing this disaster. So we better start now. Do we want help? Of course not. We're teenagers. We never want help, duh. But I'm willing to bet my life that we'll swallow our pride, and accept the fact that we can't do it alone. No one can. If we want to be able to improve this world for not only ourselves but our children, as well as our grandchildren, and their children's children, then we're all going to have to start working together. No one can do it alone. Past generations have tried, and been unsuccessful. Our generation could go forth, and battle until there's nothing left in us. But at the end of the day, we all have to work together to repair the damage, thus preventing, quite honestly, the self-destrucion of life as we know it. Maybe that's the missing link I've been searching for in the generation gap. We could do it, you know. But yes, we do need help.
You may ask, as others have: Why do you write this blog?
Most of my life, I've felt separated from people my age. I think differently. But quite honestly, it's not so much my diverse way of thinking that sets me apart. I've gained the knowledge, and accepted ceratain things earlier in my life then most people do. Sometimes, I feel it's a curse. I feel cheated out of that ignorant stage in my life when I don't have to worry. But I've grown to accept that this way of veiwing the world is not so much a curse, as it is a blessing. A gift I've been given. For what reason? To maybe save the world. You don't have to have an "S" on your chest to be a hero. My only weakness is that I care too much. I can't save every one. But I'm willing to try.