Senior Citizen Whimps
July 19, 2016
The world is a mess! Thanks to the ‘senior citizens’ who collectively littered the planet and drove off into the sunset leaving their trash for the youth and younger adults to wallow in. Of those 55 and more, all but perhaps 5%, at most, are doing nothing by lamenting about the less than desirable state of their private lives and the world. Ironically, the ‘older’ are most capable of fixing much of the world, but for their ingrained habits of serving themselves. The ‘Eight Deadly Sins’ should be tagged on their backs for all to see as they seem content to go with them to the grave.
There is a song with the phrase, ‘you just keep on using me ‘til you use me up’! Love and compassion in it’s filled supply refills itself! All of the ‘deadly sins’ drain love and compassion. It’s ‘greedy’ to serve yourself, and not be giving to others to improve their lives. The eighth deadly sin has been covered up and denied even more than the first seven. The eight is ‘Acedia’, or put into one word, ‘apathy’. Apathy for all but what makes a persons little world selfishly more cozy while not giving all they can to make it a better world.
The world has grown up with technology beyond yesterdays comprehension to bring us together with communication and information to improve ourselves, and the mess ‘we’ve’ created in seemingly all aspects of life materially to spiritually. Instead, technology is misused for pleasure and gain that serves the greed and acedia that grows like an out of control weed or disease.
Maybe it’s just a good idea, for everyone to just interrupt their lives and move in an evolving direction?! The older have the best advantage while they ‘knock-knock’ on heaven or hell’s door that always comes like a thief in the night. Most of those over 55 have at least 3 superior assets to make things happen for a better world. 1 – time; 2 – more money collectively than any other age group – in fact, their money controls the world; 3 – wisdom from experience of trial and error as well as ‘insight that comes with age in time’. Like a big oak tree providing comfort and shade for sitting under versus the young, growing oak. The older have been given the blessings to reach the age where they can most give care to those under them.
The human requirements and responsibilities of life have changed with all the changes, and need everyone to change and adapt to nurturing those changes. The younger are very busy with school, student loans, fighting the elders wars, jobs for money and a family while squeezing in both experimenting, enjoying social activities, and hopefully setting their lives right so they one day can help and give to those ‘coming up’. The younger have focused more on receiving, the older need to focus on giving. This opportunity is better for love and compassion than at anytime on earth. Why miss the chance? The spirit of loving might just make the next phase of unknown life ever better!