Monday, August 16, 2010

A Serious Talk

You know what scares me? The future and my living in it. Because when you look back,  I dont think a hundred years go by without something horrific, and mostorous happening. And often, it happens multiple times.

WW1 and WW2 happened within about 25 years of each other.

As much as I love to dream about my future, and everything that I plan to do, to accomplish, to make a difference for the better, I cant help know something will happen that will alter my plan of course. Its a horrible, sinking feeling and I wish there was something I could do to wash all the hatred away that causes these tragdedies. These tradgedies that everyone looks back on in history and goes "wow, that was horrible, we'll learn from our mistake and make sure it'll never happen again". Ha. My drivers ed teacher nailed it today when she said " you can't fix stupid, and you can't predict psycho" . She may have been talking about driving, but her quote applies to much else. Life, for example.

Did you know that if I live 86 more years I will have lived in 3 centruies and lived more than 100 years?
(if you're going to try to figure out my age from that - I dont even know if you can - but i'll save you the trouble, I'm 15)

After having figured that out only about a week ago, I'm now pretty determined to live it out. Its pretty amazing if you think about it. I can only hope that nothing happens.

 Vanity Fair's September 2010 issue has a poll on their "The 60 Minutes/ Vanity Fair Poll" section with the question "Do you think that Americans of "Generation Y"- generally defined as young people born after 1980- will have a quality of life that is better or worse than that of the baby-boomers?" The ages of people that they polled were; all, <30,  30-44, 45-64, and 65+, and every group had a wide gap between  "better" and worse", and every group voted worse. After reading that I was immediatly pissed, and then I was saddened, and now, I honestly couldnt agree more. When you look back at the centuries that have passed, you see all the death and tradgedies. And because, after all, shit happens.

{photo by Kara O'Keefe}

I know this was a word heavy post -- serious heavy too, and so, if you read it, I greatly appreciate it. I generally dont post things so serious,  but sometimes, there are things that I think deserve to be pondered and thought about in all seriousness. The future, and all that happens in it, will affect everyone and everything.


Krystal said...

you have an amazing heart and you will be fine no matter what happens =)
I went to Mexico for a couple weeks once in a place where we couldn't drink/use the tap water for anything but showering - it is definitely another way to live! Big trucks would drive through the streets to sell the big jugs of water that was in the houses!

Renee said...

I couldn't say better!
sometimes I don't understand how we, people, can be so stupid. Each and everyone taken separately is brilliant, but somehow when you look at us all together - we turn into an aggressive and selfish mass. So I prefer a personal approach.
And as long as there are people like you, who are capable to stop and think, and not just spend life consuming goods, we will be fine

X'tian Ou said...

i totally agree with you, sometimes we just have to set aside and take things seriously.

Elle Sees said...

i never have regrets nor take life for granted.

Anonymous said...

This is a really sad thing and as much as I want to think that shit like that won't happen again it probably will and it just shows that people don't learn from other's mistakes: 2 world wars in 25 years. And everyone thinks they know best and everyone wants to be in control. It makes me sick. Really great post, I'm glad you addressed this.
ps. We're the same age :)

Murphy said...

Lovely post. I worry about all these things too. I try not to think about things so much or it just makes me depressed!

Yes, Scottish dancing is similar to Irish in a way, but there's more concentration on footwork in Irish dancing- it's beautiful. My sister does hip-hop now and she's AMAZING. I love watching her. x

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Living in the moment is the only cure!