Every young person should be aware that the notion “We are the future” is invalid; the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom serves as the clearest indicator in recent times. That’s why I emphasize the word “power” because it is undeniable that we are the only ones who can still change the future.
The simple fact is that our opinions will not align worldwide, and that may never change. However, the future should bring something new. Unfortunately, when we look at the current situations around the world, we realize that we are not doing much good. We are destroying the climate, landscapes, other creatures, nature, the human race (including ourselves), and the future.
What’s even more peculiar is when we examine the reasons behind our actions. We often resort to using easy words like “war,” “terrorists,” or “lifestyle” to explain our motives. These words have become fancy disguises for the same underlying issue: our own actions.
Consider, for instance, the prevalence of social media platforms. It only takes a minute to see how many accounts analyze events such as wars, but rarely do we question what these accounts unconsciously spread. The answer, quite obviously, is “hate” because we seek the truth. Yet, there are moments when the exact truth remains elusive. One such example is the events at Donetsk, as much as it pains me to admit.
I resided in Donetsk for quite some time, and while my recollections align with those of most others, certain aspects differ. This is a reflection of our human brains, as emotions can influence and alter our memories in various ways. That’s precisely why we should avoid getting lost in the details and instead focus on the crucial elements. In Donetsk, for instance, the priority should be ensuring the safety and full survival of the people. However, what we have witnessed so far is that the well-being of individuals has become the last concern for both sides. Life has become less important than a distorted truth, which ultimately isn’t the real truth…
All too often, we engage in unjust conflicts with one another. A simple mistake like misjudging someone’s age can have severe consequences. I belong to a world where truth is the only concern, and where humanity holds the utmost importance. It’s disheartening to see many people proclaiming their desire for a better world while simultaneously working against it.
We have heroes of humanity, and they are the only heroes in my eyes. They risk their lives for our future, yet in return, we are destroying everything. Around the world, all we see is fighting, with only a few places remaining in peace. Undoubtedly, the larger countries bear a greater responsibility for this, but we mustn’t overlook our own roles in the problem. Russia, France, Germany, Canada, China, South Korea, Japan, and the USA may be the ones that come to mind most often, but they are hardly the only contributors. We must confront our own part in the problem.
Personally, I don’t concern myself with whether someone is liked by others. The only thing that matters is whether I like the person myself. That’s why I cannot be unkind to individuals of any religion. Has their religion caused harm to me? While I may have certain issues with people of specific religions or even with certain aspects of current religions, it doesn’t mean I cannot be respectful and kind to others who follow those religions.
I am Jewish. When asked if I have problems with Muslims, the answer is yes, but it’s the same for Christians. The problems arising from interactions between people of different religions are a result of the individuals themselves. The family of the girl I love practices Islam, and they have different ways of doing things. I fully respect their choices. In their religion, terms like “girlfriend” and “boyfriend” don’t exist and are even forbidden. While some may find this strange, I consider it beautiful and fully understand, especially in our current society. But is it a problem that our ways are different if we truly love each other? Religion says no, so who then remains as the problem? (I won’t delve further into this topic out of respect and because certain matters deserve privacy.)
The ways in which we choose to do harm can be described in countless ways. It’s not imposed upon us; we actively choose it. The internet has made it easier to analyze everything, but it has also increased the likelihood of deception. Sometimes, we must question whether we seek the truth as it is or the truth we want to see or find. Even science is not infallible, so any form of analysis is bound to contain errors.
Our hunger for information and power has become more important than kindness and respect. Too many people seek answers to questions that should never be answered while overlooking the questions that deserve our attention. We have seen the impact of focusing solely on supplied information without looking beyond that, as exemplified by the aftermath of Brexit. This cycle will continue endlessly if people persist in this manner, passing their ways onto their children. As someone who has learned and possibly even copied many acts of my adoptive parents, I recognize the advantage of having a multicultural, multireligious, and multinational adoptive family. I can personally take steps toward the future. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everyone.
If we, as children and young people, are truly the future, then adults should lead by example and move forward themselves. Changing the world cannot happen overnight, just as Rome was not built in a day. Every adult has a role to play in this, not just parents but every individual across the globe. It’s a choice: work towards a future that benefits everyone or remain trapped in this endless cycle of problems. Ultimately, it all comes down to “our own acts”…
Old version (We are the power of the future)
Every young person should be aware “We are the future” is invalid, the brexit vote of the United Kingdom has been the clearest indicator in recent times.
It is why I added the word “power”, as that is non-deniable, as we are the only ones who still can change the future.
The simple fact is that our opinions will not align worldwide, that probably will never change, still, the future should bring something new.
Looking at the current situations around the world, we do not do a lot of good…
We are destroying the climate, the landscape, the other creatures of the world, the nature, the human race(ourselves) and the future.
However the weird part is when you look at the reasons.
We always try to use one of the easy words to explain our reasons, like for example the word “War” or “Terrorists” or “Lifestyle”.
It all have become fancy words for one and the same thing, the exact reason, which is “our own acts”.
Take a look for example at the social media platforms, that should not take more than a minute.
Basically Marketers are hardly annoying when you notice how many accounts there are that analyze events of for example wars.
Still, no one dares to ask what these accounts will actually spread unconsciously.
The answer obviously is “hate”, and only because we want to know the truth.
Yet, at some moments there is no way of knowing the exact truth.
One of these examples is the events at Donetsk, as much as I hate saying this myself.
I lived quite some time at Donetsk, and while my tellings of the events overlap with the stories of most others, some things will not.
That is a part of our human brain, emotions affect our memories, and can change them in ever way possible.
Yet, that is why you should not analyze to the detail, and instead just think of the important parts.
For example this would be at Donetsk to make certain the people are safe, and are able to fully survive.
However, what we have seen until now is that it is basically the last care to people, shown by both sides even.
Life has become less important then some kind of twisted truth, as eventually, it is not the real truth…
Often we fight among ourselves for unjust reasons.
If I would make the mistake of calling someone the wrong age, that is already a huge mistake.
I am part of a world where the only care is truth, and where humanity is the last importance of all.
It is quite sad, as there are many who are screaming they want a better world, yet, they often stand against it at the same time.
We have heroes of Humanity, and they are are the only heroes to me.
They put their lives on the line for our future, and in return we are destroying everything.
Around the whole world we only see fighting, only very few places still are in peace.
And without a doubt, the bigger countries have a bigger responsibility to this.
But Russia, France, Germany, Canada, China, South Korean, Japan and the USA are hardly the only ones who we should think of.
Still they are the ones who most will think about.
We dare not see our own parts at the problem.
Personally I could not care much if someone is liked by another, the only importance is if I like the person myself.
It is why I can not be unkind to those of any other religion, as did the religion do bad to me?
Sure, I do have my problems with people of certain religions, and even with parts of the current religions.
But that does not mean I could not be respectful and kind to the others of those religions.
I am Jewish.
The answer to the question if I had problems with Muslims is Yes, but that is just the same for Christians.
Problems behind interaction of the people of different religions is the act of the people themselves.
Family of the girl who I love is Islamic, they have different ways of doing things, I fully respect this.
At their religion the word “girlfriend” and “boyfriend” is non-existent, and even forbidden.
To some this may be weird, this is however beautiful to me, and fully understand, especially in current society.
But is it any problem that our ways are different if we truly love each other?
Religion actually says no, so who remains as the problem?
(More I will not say or explain because of both respect and because some things deserve to be private.)
It could be described in hundreds, possibly even thousands, of ways, we choose to do bad, it is not chosen for us.
The capibility to analyze everything has become more easy with the internet, but has also increased the chances of faking.
At moments it is however the question if you will find the truth as truth is, or the truth you want to see/find.
Even science is not perfect, so it is very doubtful any form of analyzing will be without an error as well.
Our hunger for information and power is nowadays more important then kindness and respect.
Too many are searching for answers at questions that should never be answered, and overlook the questions that should be answered.
We have seen enough what the impact can be of looking only at the information supplied and not looking past that, by the brexit aftermath.
It however could rerun in an endless cycle if people will continue to do this and therefore show their children their ways.
As I know of myself that I have learned and possibly even copied many acts of my adoptive parents.
Still, I have the advantage of a multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-national adoptive family.
That is where I am able to take my step to the future myself, but, that is not the case for everyone.
If we, the children and youth/young persons, are the future, then adults should start showing it and moving forward to it themselves.
Eventually it is not that we can change the world in 1 day, as Rome was not built in 1 day either.
Every adult has their part in this, not just parents, but every single adult around the whole wide world.
It is your choice if you want to work towards a future that is worthwhile for everyone to come, or if we want to stay in this endless world of problematics…
In the end, it are “our own acts”…