Feb 26, 2008 1:34 PM
from Dying mans daily journal by Bill Howdle
Health wise I am feeling very good just seem to be extra tired this past while. I just need to throw in a couple of extra power naps to really be back on track.
As always I have a lot of time to think. My thoughts have been wandering way back to when I was in my early years, back when I was in school. I suppose it is just natural that with time the memory fades. My memory has a little help in the fading department. I actually have few memories from back then but the ones that I do are crystal clear. I suppose they were more meaningful to me. Basically, my bothers, my friends and I were pretty good kids. I think back to that time and wonder, how did the parents of the day view us and kids in general. I am speaking in very general terms as in parents collectively and kids as collectively being the next generation and not in individual families. I can’t help but think that through out history each successive general in its turn has looked at the new generation coming up behind them and just shook their heads in dismay wondering, what is this world coming to?
In my comment naturally I am excluding my own 2 daughters as I am sure most parents will. After all my daughters are wonderful and are making this world a better place just by them being here. Overall though I find myself in the category of one of those shaking their heads, wondering what is the world coming to? The kids of today are just so different than they were in my day. I can so easily picture those very thoughts running through my father’s head and likely my grandfather’s and back and back it would go.
Is it the news media and all the constant news of teen crime, teen gangs…….. That may have caused me to question a little more this upcoming generation, I don’t know. It is so easy to forget that all this negative news coverage is actually only represents those that make up a very small percentage of the teen population. A very small and really insignificant percentage of the next generation. Yet they by acting as they do get the news coverage. When I think of it that is really sad as it does give such a distorted view. The wonderful majority seem to go by unheralded unacknowledged. unrecognized, that is sad and really unfair.
Let’s face it the vast majority of kids today are good, decent wonderful and are going to go on to make very valuable contributions to this world.
This fact really struck home with me, when I recently met and spent some time with two very beautiful and charming young ladies, Alyssa age 13 and Jennalee age 15. Meeting these two young ladies can’t help but restore your faith in our future, the future of the world.
I was directed to something Alyssa posted and with permission have to share it. I think back to when I was 13 and while I really can’t remember much from that far back. I do know I lacked the maturity and depth of thought of this young Lady. This is a map to relationships many men, myself included benefit from by reading.
Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Recovered Post of Feb. 26/08