Currently in Canada, the word “like” is inappropriately used repeatedly in sentences ad nauseam. Sometimes I get caught up in it and catch myself. Recently I’ve been watching the 20-something dramas “The Vampire Diaries” and “Gossip Girl” wherein the phrase “Wait, what?” could possibly be a drinking game because they’re repeated so often. These shows are filled with self-absorbed 20-somethings who don’t work for a living, where money magically appears in their purses and wallets without lifting a finger and everyone is trying to sabotage everyone else’s happiness.
When I was 20-something I had a low self esteem, we were the “X Generation”, rebellious, lost and looking for an identity. Our parents were from the 60’s where social freedom was important but kids got lost and T.V. sit coms were about families trying to get by. The X Generation did not believe anyone owed us anything or the insane entitlement our children currently believe in now. Speaking first hand, my 20 year old son hates working and can’t believe I’ve been going to work for a corporation for the past 30+ years to survive. In my defence, he was raised by his (rich) father (long sad story). I am not financially “rich” but I have a rich relationship I would never give up.
I don’t know if I’m trying to make a statement, I just wanted to comment on what I see happening today. I’m afraid of where North America is headed, I just know I don’t want to be here. I want to live in a country where producing and eating whole foods, unpasteurized milk, free of antibiotics and steroids is legal. I don’t want to live in a world where big business and religion dictates what we eat or how we live. I don’t want to live in a culture where I’m terrified of the next generation. Is this how our parents felt??
Maybe this why I burry my head in the quilting sand, so I don’t have to think about where this world is going.
I’m going to post this for a short time and then I think I’m going to delete it so as not to tarnish my quilt blog with non-quilty happiness.