Dave The Seeker wrote:
Sara H wrote:I have, actually, a great deal of anger that I sit with over that.
Is that anger going to help you or anyone else?
Anger is a great downfall we must all get past. I read once that anger only causes hurt to ourselves, and that it's just not worth it.
This is an issue that won't change unless the whole world becomes one and changes in an immense way.
I feel great compassion for my children and the generations that follow.
I didn't say that I actively indulge anger friend, I said it arises and I sit with it.
I appreceate your compassion for my and future generations.
What will actually be of help though, rather than just warm feelings is some "engaged" compassion of actual real investment dollars, and the Baby Boomers being willing to sacrifice maintaining what's left of their ideal lifestyle, ( by breaking into their savings and giving real cash where it's very needed, or passing on their tools, cars, and property to their children who sorely need them for starting new businesses or completing school, and/or be willing to retire and let new generations have their jobs and businesses and property) so that their kids and future generations can have Any
lifestyle at all.
Not to mention getting the heck out of politics, as they're not very good at it.
I've experienced first hand Baby Boomers who have and would let their children sleep on the street, and care very little about the safety, health, future of their children and even whether their kids lived or died, before sacrificing their "lifestyle" to give their children and their children's generation some much need cash investment.
That's not an exaggeration, it's an actual occurence that's so common among how Baby Boomers treat their own kids and their kids generation, that it's actually normal behavior for Baby Boomers.
They feel entitled to it.
I don't see a lot of Baby Boomers standing up and telling their peers directly that they need to treat their kids better. Actually speaking up and being confrontational about it, to people's faces.
In Gassho, friend,
"Life is full of suffering. AND Life is full of the Eternal
IT IS OUR CHOICE
We can stand in our shadow, and wallow in the darkness,
We can turn around.
It is OUR choice." -Rev. Basil
" ...out of fear, even the good harm one another. " -Rev. Dazui MacPhillamy