I keep telling myself, different people, different experiences, different interpretations, but there comes a time when I can no longer deny that some of those people are ignorant, less experienced, and have a false sense of accepted reality. Interpretation of experience usually depends on levels of intelligence. Those three things, my friends, are the epitome of what society seems to hinge on. We need to realize that just because one thing is certain for us as an individual, does not make it so for anyone else.
Intelligence and MORE experience prevails in the event of a dispute.
Example: I’m a shopper. My local super market sells avocados for $1.18 on a regular basis. They drop the price for a week to $0.75 a piece. I RAVE and RAVE about the price, thinking it’s a great deal, all while not knowing that a few hours away, people are buying bigger and better avocados for $0.33 a piece. This is a near real life example. Don’t believe me? Do some research! Did I get a good deal? No, I received a better price than I had before but the reality is that I could have gotten twice the amount for the same price. Now, should I drive hours just to purchase the $0.33 a piece priced avocados? No. Should I be aware of this fact and try to figure out ways to reduce the price in my local area? Probably so.
Be an explorer, an open and free thinker. Don’t solely chain yourself to the opinions you’ve heard and the perceived universal normality that you’ve been told exists in this bubble you live in by the same people, at the same times, and in the same places.
In essence, someone can be 50 years old and settled in their own understanding of what life means, and I, as a 26 year old, can surpass them in experience, knowledge, and intelligence. This used to not be much of a problem due to the way people lived “back then” as I like to call it. Maybe things WERE better “back then,” but, we cannot deny that times have changed and we are not able to travel back to simplicity; even if we wanted to. Momentum is building and no one can stop it if they try, so let’s not get ran over or left behind.
What older generations have to understand is that this is largely due to the increase in technological advances. I understand that you’ve “done it that way for years.” Do I think it’s ineffective? Maybe not, but if there is a more effective way to do something, and it benefits the majority of those involved, why not do it? Everything can work together. New walls can build upon the old foundation. Sure, some older walls may have to be completely sanded down and repainted. Working towards a higher level of efficiency and a larger profit should never be a problem. Also, it’s not a younger generations duty to do anything for you that you can do yourself. Understand that ANY act of kindness on our part has ZERO to do with our responsibilities in life. Don’t expect us to go above and beyond for you, because we already do that for ourselves on a daily basis. Life is harder than it has ever been for younger people. Intelligence brings pain that only the intelligent can feel, but it also brings much joy that only those of a higher understanding can delight in. I know you took care of us. That’s the way this works. You take care of us, we take care of our kids. It does not go the other way around. Life moves forward. Any extra care that you receive from youth, is determined by how much extra care you gave them. Trust me, we are more than grateful for all you sacrificed for us but we can not become overwhelmed with doing the same for you because of the sacrifices we currently make for ourselves and the generations in our future. We are sorry that time moves forward so quickly and you might get left behind, but we cannot stop it.
What younger generations need to understand is that most people of older generations are not the way they are because they want to make your life miserable. They simply lack the intelligence, understanding, and experience to accommodate modern reality. They can help it, if they choose to. Many of them will not. While it is not our responsibility to lead the way for them, it’s good for us to accommodate willfully curious, courteous, and youthful souls among the aging. However, the same does no hold true for the old souls whom are completely settled, rude, and self-centered. If someone preys on you, cut them off. We do not have time to become distracted by those who wish to hold us back. This world has many challenges ahead and not a one of us can afford to fall victim to those who wish to keep us tethered to the past.
I hope that this article brings some understanding to someone who needs it. If you don’t agree with me, that is your right. Remember, I’m a free soul, just as you are or can be. I reserve the right to fully express and practice my opinion, just as you do. Air doesn’t discriminate. It goes in any nose that is willing to take it in.
Love and blessings to all!