(So, I’ve been participating in a “writers’ flash mob” of sorts called Five Minute Friday. In response to a one-word prompt, hundreds of writers sit down and write for five minutes flat. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font or punctuation; unscripted and unedited. Here’s today’s edition…setting the timer….)
Five Minute Friday: Dear
December 5, 2014
Dear future generations:
I hope this finds you well, but I have my doubts.
I am not so sure that my generation is doing such a great job…and that makes me worry about the world we are leaving for you.
This generation is divided and angry and selfish and lazy. We belittle and make fun of those with whom we disagree; we are argumentative; we are easily distracted by meaningless things; and we want everything immediately and cheaply.
We expect (and believe we deserve) “something for nothing.”
We place nearly zero value on human life. It’s “kill or be killed” these days.
We are impatient.
On the one hand we fear there is not enough for everyone – so we are constantly out to stockpile more for ourselves; on the other hand we use up the world’s resources as if they were limitless.
The long view is not our strong suit.
So…I hope this finds you well, but I have my doubts.
(p.s. I am generally a positive person, but today I am in a funk. Sorry for the blues. I will start again in the morning to do what I can to improve things. – SVLH)