Thoughtful Thursday – The youth of today!


So you may have noticed that people do funny things on their blogs on “Thursdays,” like “Thursday Thirteen” and such like. Whilst I’m not a superstitious person, it’s more that I can’t count that high, even on a good day. So with the ‘th’ theme, ‘thoughtful’ was the best I could come up with. Ah well, you never know, it just might catch on! I probably need a natty logo or a code, or a clue! Then there’s all that link to this that or the other and don’t forget to widget something or other else, or it won’t work. Maybe I should ask the great High Poobah “himself?”

So, I’ve been thinking, briefly, about the youth of today, young people, no less, or should that be ‘know less’?
Well they’re a thoroughly reprehensible lot, I’ll be bound.

Whilst there may be one or two exceptions to the general rule, on the whole, most of them are an absolute shower.

My opinions are confirmed by a radio broadcast on “NPR,” which points to a certain population who are described as narcissistic, more so than any previous generations. It is always so gratifying to have one’s personal prejudices acknowledged as being mainstream.

One of the exceptions to this general rule, apart from my own “dear daughter,” is “Jade.”

I visit my youthful and enthusiastic pal's blog, because every so often, I am in need of an energy boost. Reality check. I suspect it's mere youth but I know a good egg when I see one. As I stand in my comfortable home, that is too frightfully clean, fret about all my children, write cheques for exorbitant sums and chastise the American system of medical insurance, other youthful persons are on the real front line.

In my idleness, I am privileged to have the opportunity to blog. Others, her clients amongst many others, are not so “fortunate.” Silicon Valley is the land of geeks, an international mix and hideously wealthy, by comparison to many.

When I was 20 like Jade, I was also pregnant. When I was 21, I was briefly homeless with my baby. At least it was only one period in my 46, oopsie, 47 years on the planet. It is not an experience that I would care to repeat. Although, if I did have to repeat it, I would prefer to repeat it in a socialist country rather than a capitalist one. But enough of the politics.

The statistics are overwhelming. The news items are depressing. [translation – saddening] We spend so many minutes micro managing our own particular disaster area that I for one, lack the ability and energy to support “those who most need it.”

I want to propose a bill to Parliament, er…….Congress. Conscription! Every person must submit a period of time to those with special needs. I need a catchy phase and a good advertising campaign of course, but I’m much too old, crumbly and lazy to come up with my own. Maybe that’s something else that “Jade” can help me out with? After all, what’s the point of being old if you can’t delegate a bit?

In the meantime, prior to my recruitment drive, I am happy to observe Jades’ career path, as she’s sure to be a rising star.

Twinkle, twinkle.

There again, now I’ve adjusted my thinking cap to a more jaunty angle, I think that ‘Thoughtless Thursday’ might be infinitely preferable! What do you think?

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Green Grass

“Now if I were, rich and famous, then really my troubles would be over!”
“You think?”
“Yup, I'd never have to make a bed again!”
“Excuse me! I seem to remember sayin that yah don make beds. Anyways you have those duvet things, that's more of a shake and a shimmy, no hospital corners there.”
“Minor details.”
“Anyways, how a yer kids gonna learn to make a bed if there's someone else there to do it? You're still gonna have to teach em?”
“True. But at least there would be someone to clean up al the spills and mess!”
“I thought you wuz tryin to teach them how to do that too.”
“I am, but they're not very good at it yet.”
“Don you think it's gonna undermine their efforts if someone comes along and cleans up after they've tried their best?”
“Maybe. But it would still be nice to have someone pick up the children from school, a chauffeur! Someone else to man-handle them into the vehicle and get danger money!”
“How would you find out how their school day had been if you couldn't talk to the teachers
face to face, see the other kids, their friends, the other parents, how would you keep your finger on the pulse?”
“Do you have something against being rich and famous or something? Still it would be nice to have someone do the garden, that would save a lot of time.”
“I thought that was your therapy time! You'll be as mad as a brush without your down time.”
“Very well, just someone to do the shopping then!” A good one, for someone “allergic to shopping.”
“There are other ways of learnin the value of money but it sure is good exposure for them and they're gettin better at it all the time with all that practice.”
“Someone to wash up?”
“Ain't that dishwasher workin? The cleaners already come to give the whole place the once over weekly, how much more do you want?”
“So basically you're saying that I can't be rich and famous because there will be too many learning opportunities wiped out by having all these helpful people around?”
“Your choice hon. I'm sure you'd get someone to do it all, but if you did, think what you'd be missin!”

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