On My Planet
I am getting very tired of it, and I am unable to change the entire world solely with positive thinking. Today's young people must begin to make better choices, or they will float aimlessly in space in the future.
I pride myself on being positive all the time. I always look for the best in people, and don’t let setbacks stand in the way of progress. However, the world is not mine alone.
The increase in the percentage of young people that have not learned basic respect continues to rise in the American school system. The difference between the level of respect today and even ten years ago is dramatic. Students entitled by our system to a free education think nothing of throwing papers or gum on a classroom floor for others to clean up. Listening to young people yelling obscenities toward their parents is a revolting experience. Watching someone laugh at school authority figures, only to complain when jobs are not available to them on a silver platter after they graduate and want to move away from mommy is sickening.
I am not alone on this planet. I can positively affect individual lives, but the world is comprised of billions. Unless we collectively alter our societal disease that breeds contempt for women, elders, parents, teachers, the disabled, and the rule of law, we will slip back into times less productive and far more uncomfortable.
Those who agree with me are welcome to a seat on the Mother Ship when I return to my home planet, for this is surely not it. Those who don’t, I wish you well.