An Immaculate Generation

May 15, 2009
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This was my far from immaculate generation.
It was very different
from decades before us
and even though it was not entirely perfect
this was how we lived.
Staying together as a family
was not common
but divorce may have been used for a quick fix,
the answers to our frustrations.
Lying, stealing and cheating were not
a shock;
in fact, it was
the norm.
Most of the population was selfless,
but this was a lie.
“People thought of themselves before others.”
Experts said,
“Because of this
some relationships didn’t last
and
giving into temptations
caused
suffering.”
Love was found
through social networking;
it established a new form of communication.
My community,
lost hope.
People in my society never
ate dinner as a family.
The majority of my population
left innocent people behind and
we never
found joy in each other.
Families
were broken apart.
Only 28% of marriages
would reach their 50th anniversary,
and 72%
would end in divorce.
No marriage
was joyful
but really everyone
just put on a smile to get through the day.
It was known that people
had jobs that took over their lives.
No one
had time to spend with their children.
Everyone
and
everything was precious
in my life.
Even though
this was my far from immaculate generation.


This may be the road my generation is headed down, but I believe we can overturn this. We can change the damage that has already been done and prevent the same mistakes from being past onto the next generation. It’s never going to be perfect, but we can change all the negative things in our lives into positive things.


This was my far from immaculate generation,
even though
in my life
everything was precious
and
everyone
had time to spend with their children.
No one
had jobs that took over their lives.
It was known that people
just put on a smile to get through the day
but really everyone
was joyful.
No marriage
would end in divorce.
And 72%
would reach their 50th anniversary.
Only 28% of marriages
were broken apart.
Families
found joy in each other.
We never
left innocent people behind and
the majority of my population
ate dinner as a family.
People in my society never
lost hope.
My community,
it established a new form of communication.
Through social networking
love was found.
Suffering
caused
giving into temptations
and
some relationships didn’t last
because of this.
Experts said,
“People thought of themselves before others.”
But this was a lie.
Most of the population was selfless.
The norm
in fact, it was
a shock.
Lying, stealing and cheating were not
the answers to our frustrations.
Divorce may have been used for a quick fix
but was not common.
Staying together as a family:
this was how we lived.
And even though it was not entirely perfect
from decades before us,
it was different.
This was my far from immaculate generation.





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