It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

It's a dirty job

It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. How often have we heard those words throughout our lives. If there was a machine at work that broke down, a crisis at home, or cleaning the dirty dishes after a meal. Those very words were not always spoken, but thought about in the back of our minds.

When most of us were still in school, you'd be told to do something by a parent or a teacher and you did it. No questions asked because back then the consequences were far harsher then they are today. In some cases it was good because you also learned respect for your elders. You did what they told you believing they knew better than you.

Today that is not always the case. Most times you hear young school age children, giving lip and sass to their parents and teachers. They figure they know more about life than those of us that have experienced it. Teaching them simple skills such as Home Economics or Basic Shop, is below their capabilities.

Granted the people with the best computor skills are probably those very same school age children I referred to earlier. What they don't realize that it was some old people that created the equipment that they are mastering today. Yes they grew up learning what most of us could only fantisize about, and are only now learning in our later lives. The problem is that many of them are not learning the basic skills that will see them throughout life.

Will it take a calapse of the Internet or Satellite systems, to make them realize there is more to life than electronics. My word they would have to learn to socialize and carry on civil conversations, which many are not able to do. They might have to go outside to experience life and see nature first hand, not on a computor screen.

You may say, but that is how we are getting to know you. Correct, but we also know that if we were to meet face to face, we would sit and speak to one another in that manner. Kids today will sit in the same room and tweet without speaking or looking at the other. Where is the social interaction? They are becoming alien to what life is all about.

When we are no longer around to help this younger generation, who will? There needs to be a time when someone will have to roll up their sleeves and do that dirty job. 

It's about time.

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