Looking back way back into time
I know you saw this coming. “Try to remember a day in September when life was slow and oh, so mellow.” It’s almost September and life’s much more complicated than it was say just fifty years ago. Ah yes the 1960’s was a time of radical change in our society and culture. The changes were dramatic, climatic and impacted life in so many ways. Some of the change started already in the 1950’s with rock and roll and the technological age began to transform our way of living.
The simplistic daily life is gone forever replaced with a complicated there are never enough hours in a day to get my work done outlook. The Troglodyte mentality is just part of the past like dinosaurs unless you’re watching Jurassic World. The time came when some adults looked to their children to learn about the ever advancing age of computers and communications.
Preparing today for tomorrow
Speaking of the 60’s the Grassroots were a great example and had songs like “Live for today” which was a great song and good advice but we all need to give some thought to tomorrow. Think about it. The United States is at a crossroads. This country was founded on liberty, freedom and the pursuit of happiness-real words to live by. Since 911 Americans lost more liberties with the passing of the Patriot Act than ever before. Since then the direction our government has gone is away from freedom.
This brings to mind a quote that Ronald Reagan was famous for saying was that “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” The question is do you want to live in “the land of the free, and the home of the brave?” Or do you prefer the future that George Orwell captured in 1984 where the government or “Big Brother” decides what’s best for you?