It must have been such an awesome experience. Just one that makes you pauses and think. 15,000 years ago people went to sleep praying that the sun would come up in the morning. They knew there were mornings, but they never knew if the next morning the same thing would occur. In fact if you look at the morning prayers in some of the oldest civilizations they all say
“Dear God we really think it is cool your brought this big hot thing back, we are wondering if you could do it again tomorrow. If you could also not have my son die because he is very hot and I am not sure what it is but this thing tends to kill people. Either one or the other or both I am not greedy,”
Think about before you complain about the price of an Ipad, or because you favorite politician isn’t getting his way, or because a charity you don’t donate to is doing something you don’t like.
And remember there are still people who don’t have the same worries you have. The worry id the homeless shelter will be open, or if their daughter will be killed because she dares go to school , or because you are a boy who likes boys more than girls and in your country you get beheaded a whopping five or ten minutes after your trial which lasted less than twenty minutes .
Just think. Am I making the world better because of my complaint or am I doing it for attention. For the sheer narcissism that you think you have some profound need to complain about something, anything , that you probably can’t change and probably wouldn’t change even if you could.
Or maybe you should learn to be thankful for the little things…like the fact the sun rises, and what a beautiful thing that the very worst you have to worry about in your is the guy in front of you is having an argument about things that should never be discussed anywhere, including in private.
Joshua Keidan is the unofficial official spokesman of Generation X. He is never correct but we don’t tell him because the results are often a fantastic train wreck which oddly spread his message far faster than if he were successful. Very soon he will be one of Seattle’s newest resident. We wish Seattle luck and our condolences.