Dear Children Born in the 1980's,

I am writing to tell you that we are finding ourselves in a very interesting position. In less than a decade the oldest of us will be eligible to run for president of the U.S. The youngest of us are in their twenties, they can buy alcohol and cigarettes and are no longer at the age where doing so is an act of rebellion.

Truth be told, we're getting too old to qualify for "youthful rebellion" and have moved into the realm of being furious adults.

We are poised to take over the world.

You can't deny it! The baby boomers are getting old, and no one lives forever.

The truth is that these politicians who are trying to appeal to responsible adult voters are, or will be talking to us.

So I want you all to think back to what we went through when we were kids:

Remember how awesome it felt when the world rejoiced as the Berlin wall came down? We were pretty young then, but hey it was awesome. Take from that the lesson that less barriers is awesome.

Remember Ryan White? He was that kid who got AIDS from a blood transfusion. He wasn't much older than us, and he died. We read his story in our textbooks, there were shows about him. It made us a little scared, because AIDS wasn't something that was being transmitted on the fringes of society anymore, it was killing kids. Take from that the lesson that we should never turn judgmental backs to suffering, we are all humans who suffer.

Remember hearing about Matthew Sheppard? Remember when people tried making excuses for his attackers? Remember being young enough to think, "It doesn't matter what he was into, that is awful."
Take from that the lesson that there is NEVER an excuse for hatred.

There are a lot of things we got to learn and experience as we grew up. We have grown with our technology, everyone younger than us has had it handed to them. We have seen innovation and it is us!

So when we take over the world we're going to have a lot of work to do. The generations before us haven't made things easy, but we can change it, we were young enough to learn the right lessons from life, and we can make the world right again.


Carol Foley


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Comment by Ed on December 9, 2011 at 11:40pm

So how do you think we old hippies of the 60's & 70's feel? 

Good luck on changing the world....


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