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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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?


Genevieve Choate said...

It's thursday already? well there, I've lost my thoughts already -- perhaps it's fitting. :)

I know, it's coffee I need!

Anonymous said...

So what happens the other days of the week?! I think thoughtless probably fits the bill for some but you are definitely thoughtful.


Crystal xx

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Conscription! Perfect! But only for those selfish youngsters. ;)

dgibbs said...

I think thats a great idea. Would be hard to be narcissistic, I think, when faced with hardships like what Jade is witnessing.

As for a catch phrase for such a program how about "Getting over myself, by helping others"

Linda said...

How about "Thought About It Thursday" and then decided never mind!

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