Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Self satisfied prat

This post is inspired by Chris and AFE. Thanks for your words.

I am not actually self satisfied. I dream, I hurt, I care and I hate. I am more fortunate than most people in the world, but not necessarily happier. I know this from the media, the news and current affairs bits. Otherwise, from the media, I would think I am very poorly off.

Where am I going with this? Well, I am sure it does not apply to most, well I hope it doesn’t, but life seems incredibly difficult for young people. Maybe it is just a different time. Things were hard for me too as a kid. Parental marriage break up when I was a teen. I struggled with my sexuality until I was at least 13. Ending up in dead end job when I know had I applied myself when I was younger, I could have done much better. But that is very personal stuff, unlike what I see today for young people.

If I thought hard, I could write a long list of why it is harder, but I can’t be bothered. Sensitive mature readers will understand what I mean. Perhaps it is just a generational thing and I worry needlessly.

While it would affect me badly, my new year wish perhaps is a collapse in the property market. NO, changed my mind. Constant prices for the next 10 years and Australia might recover from the disease called materialism and all that goes with it that so strongly affects and influences us all, but most of all young people.

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