Fandango’s Provocative Question #160

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Fandango’s Provocative Question #160

“Do you think, given everything that is going on in the world, that children born these days will have a worse or better life than their parents? Why do you feel that way?”

I find it sad to think about future generations living on this earth. The threats of war, natural disasters and pandemics will be in the future for sure. Natural disasters are going to become worse and to the extreme that will have never been seen before. Global warming will be at the point of no return as governments haven’t acted quick enough despite all the warning signs over the past few decades. Why can’t we all listen to what David Attenborough is saying?

We see with Ukraine, Afghanistan and many other countries, the greed of powerful leaders/governments wanting to take control no matter what the cost. Sadly, these people have followers, either due to stupidity or just pure evil. I thought people would learn from wars but I don’t think that’s the case and it will certainly remain for future humanity to have to cope with. What is it all for? What does it achieve?

Also I can see more pandemics in the future too. People not willing to do the right thing for the safety of everyone. Wealthier countries unwilling or unable to help the poorer countries. It’s actually quite depressing to think about it for the children of the future. Maybe I’m cynical because things are so bad at the moment with covid, floods, bushfires and countries being brutally taken over.

I really am hoping the future is bright for the next generations. I don’t want people of the future to suffer. It does worry me for family and friends who are all having children. Thank goodness I’m not having any 😜. What do you think?

Wayne ✌🏽

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  1. You made some very good points about what the future may hold, from wars to pandemics to a planet that may soon become inhospitable to human life. I hope that we will somehow come up with solutions to all of these matters so that those born in this decade and later can live a full, healthy, and happy life. But I’m not all that optimistic about it.

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  2. Is my life better than my parents? I’m not sure. I’m not sure because I don’t know how to judge better for myself or for others. If we take a purely external “state of the world” perspective there have been so many advances during my lifetime that I wouldn’t choose to live in the past of my childhood. I would choose now. But I’m not sure how to extrapolate that to my children. Both have expressed severe anxiety about the state of the world and their place in it…but that’s not unlike my own experience at their age. This truly lived up to being a provocative question!

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    1. Yes that’s a really good point. I agree that things for me today have improved a lot since my childhood. Hopefully things will continue to improve also for the next generation. I like your positive thinking ☺️

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  3. Interesting. All these things have been going on for centuries. People have fought over land, rights, riches and religion since time immemorial. What makes things better or worse is whether people choose to make the generation better or worse. Whether they teach respect for self or others. Whether they teach tolerance and self care. Whether people have it better or worse actually stands or falls with what we accept or don’t. History will be judge of our success or failure.

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