Our world is awash with cries of catastrophe.
The fires are burning.
The climate is changing.
Society is crumbling.
Fingers are pointing.
People are fighting.
Emotions are ragged.
Terrorism, socialism, communism, capitalism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, phobiaphobia…
The government, the politicians, the greens, the liberals, the nazis, the bogans, the white trash, the muslims, the rich, the middle class, the welfare class, women’s rights, men’s rights, the vaccinations, the pesticides, the suicides, nobody doing enough, everybody taking too much…
So many things to be fearful of, to run from or take a stand against, to wage war on, to hate others about, to feel disconnected with.
I see something else. Behind the fear, behind the hate, behind the social media and television fog, behind all the things we are told to emote about… I see a world of abundance.
This time will be looked upon not only as the gateway to a different world, but as an incredible Neo-Renaissance of thinkers, artists, technologists and inventors. And those people are you and me.
I see our incredible world, with technology doing so much for so many.
I see fascinating art, its architecture, paintings, drawings and sculpture, song, poetry and prose, from every culture and people on earth, enough to view and hear and feel something amazing every day for the rest of my life.
I see the amazing generosity of millions of people, those people who post on blogs, who give away their energy, time and ideas so that you can find answers. And those people who volunteer so people can eat, sleep, talk and be, without fear. And those people who raise their children as best they can, creating peers for your children and mine.
I see communities of like minded people everywhere, whether they are on their phones or face to face.
I see people realising the need for true connection as religion and churches everywhere die of starvation.
I see people opening their own hearts slowly but surely and seeing the light of a beautiful, personal spirituality within.
I see more businesses and companies looking to make the world better.
I see philanthropists of all fiscal footings giving and giving and giving.
I see men talking and feeling.
I see women achieving and succeeding.
I see children, incredible children, everywhere I look. Children who perform, who create, who question, who speak and laugh and sing out. Children full of joy and sadness and anger and euphoria and all the rest of those gigantic and amazing Feels. Children who love each other, love their families and are loved themselves.
We worry for what we have given our children.
I say, necessity is the mother of invention.
Instead of another generation of middle-class couch sitters and wine-sippers, we have inadvertently helped create a world of challenge. The most exciting thing to happen to anyone in the last eighty years. The ultimate challenge: do or die.
I’ve seen the children, I know what they are capable of. This coming generation will crush the problems of this coming world, I know it. They are far smarter, more intelligent and wiser than we were at their age. They are aware. They have strength. They have power.
We will work with them until we pass, and they,
they will be ready.