Archive for the ‘change’ Category

Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y (a conversation)

March 8, 2007

Metatrons Art Gallery

Wealth
Boomers: I’ve got it
Gen X: I don’t
Gen Y: Who needs it? (I’ve got myspace)

Love
Boomers: I can buy it
Gen X: I’ve been divorced (4 times)
Gen Y: I can find it (on myspace)

Health
Boomers: I can buy it
Gen X: I do yoga and pilates
Gen Y: I do world of warcraft

Work
Boomers: I’m CEO
Gen X: I’m not
Gen Y: Who needs work?

Knowledge
Boomers: I can buy it
Gen X: Books are god
Gen Y: wikipedia is god

Calamity Jane, Calamity John

February 27, 2007

I am optimistic. The world faces many problems, but they will be resolved. All it takes is public awareness, and the raising of public consciousness, and change will follow. I am convinced.

One often mistakes democracy for a one in 3 or 4 year vote. It is not. It is a process that takes place each day. In the media (between large interest groups), on the street (between individuals) and in the mind (of oneself). Democracy is a constant debate.

Opinion polls can drive change in the level of government. It takes time. And persuasion. That this is the right path for our society to go. Witness climate change. Al Gore could possibly have more influence in his current role than the one he really wanted. Cometh the time.

There are big issues (like water, nuclear, oil, aids) and they do take effort to tackle. Some hard thinking, weighing of evidence, a holistic view, a long term approach. In the end, it’s a legacy we leave for future generations.

Let’s make wise choices.