Wednesday, December 3, 2008

In Hard Times

Children of the 80's and 90's we've grown up in a very privileged world. In a world where every kid participating in sports received a trophy, where punishment at school was no more severe than extra time spent after the last bell and every person was given a fair shake. We were given the biggest gifts and allowed the most freedoms. We didn't suffer from the pains of major world wars or the depression right on our doorstep. We didn't have to fight for our simple rights. We don't know what hungry feels like, wonder where our next home will be, or the threat of fatal disease. We are the lucky ones.

As time will have it we are due for some hardships and maybe it's best we remember the open arms we had growing up, the helping hands that reached out everywhere we went and return the favor to the older generation and the younger ones growing up in this decade. Let us not forget the greatness of our childhood and the values encroached upon ourselves. Help your neighbor, remember your family, and stick together.

Times will be trying and doom is imminent but it does not need to leave a scar.

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