What happened to the days when people loved their neighbor? When humor was not crude? When entertainment was not laced with profanities and improprieties? What happened to the days when the mom could stay home? When the dads were there to see the games or dance recitals? When the kids helped do the chores because it was their responsibility not because they got paid. What happened to looking out for “the other guy”?
I am not in my 80’s, looking back on society and cringing at what the world has become. I am a young woman, in my 20’s, looking at today and my future, cringing because I must live in a world of coarseness and chaos. I have heard of better things.
I’ve heard of starter homes and sanity, one income families that make it, marriages that last for life, and neighbors who know and love you.
I want a little home, a husband who loves me from now to forever, a family that doesn’t need computers and television to be happy. I want neighborhood parties and open hands. I want city parks I don’t need to be afraid of.
Some may say I live in a fantasy land, my day dreams are a waste of time, and I need to catch up to my age group.
People my age are sleeping around, high on anything, drunk on something. They live on caffeine and every energy drink available. Some still can’t read. Many need to be told how great they are. Depression runs rampant(1), self-worth sinks low, love lasts only a night, and happiness depends on objects. Their language is crude, their dreams are self-serving, their families are broken.We are “The Millennials.” The online gamers, concerned with work and sports but less concerned in religion and God (2).
I do not want to be part of that.
I would be my brother’s keeper, I would love my neighbor.
What do you want from the world?