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When I was 18 I thought that all the change that was possible had already been achieved.I thought my generation being of sound mind and body had seen an end to all the hideous injustices that had plagued the previous generation.I thought that a period of enlightenment had descended upon us as a species and that it was all due to the fact that we knew so much more then our predecessors.
Perhaps this was so for the period.Yet,what I hadn't been aware of at the time was that what we had learned had been a direct imparting of knowledge from our parents.I had not given them any credit for teaching us what we know.Now I see how mistaken I was.I see a generation of miscreants about me whose parents have decided that they are their childrens' friends and not their teachers or providers of basic wisdom.
I see a tendency toward miscalculation of understanding and of kindness and of the wonderment of what another human mind might hold.I see a callous lack of ideal where bearing breasts in public or sneering at an aged member of our tribe is now a normal happenstance.I see a disrespect that is now of an insidious nature and not only the disney feature allocated to the anti-social grease-monkey whose father was not lingering over his shoulder to teach him social graces.
I fear for our generation who have not seen fit to provide the next with the caring to take care of the former.It is an ill wind that will blow and we all will be the recipients of a scenario that leaves us depleted of control and bearing the anger of a futile generation that had no bounderies.A generation that knows it should have been taught right from wrong but wasn't.A generation that realizes that there is a right and a wrong,yet has no true idea of what it might be.
Perhaps I am bitter,I don't know.I do know however, that all of our times are limited and there-fore of value.Each of our tiny beliefs are part of the natures of the lives that we touch and not just our own.We must remember that an inherent knowledge of goodness is not available in the human species and that it is a purely learned ideal,yet the learning sets us apart from other species.I am aghast at the parental ineptitude of our times.We have left it to the television,we have left it to the teachers,we have left it to anyone other then the true providers of a proper up-bringing,ourselves.
So now we have the "little people" as our friends...what to do, what to do.We have sent a message to them that there are no bounderies to self-indulgence.That having an edge over some-one is more important then being a friend.That no one is more important then them.And they reward us in the only way they can,by living up to our lack of expectation.I expect rebuttal!!