In the world we live in today, tomorrow can hold so much uncertainty. A secret unknown that no one person can tell for sure what will come of the human population. Animals that once roamed the earth in the thousands, now only few survive and it is getting worse every day. Industrialized cities are polluting the atmosphere by the second. The air we breathe is becoming too toxic for us and the waterways are becoming undrinkable. Our very lives on this planet are at stake, but this is not what scares me the most.
What scares me the most about the future, is not my future, but my children’s future and even their children’s future; the future they will build in their lifetime that will pave the way for other future generations.
I am more afraid of the world my children will have to grow up in. What dangers may lie ahead for them. Whether or not they will be ridiculed for their skin color, just as those that came before them. We live in a world of acceptance, but we are far from where we need to be. Too many of us still look out for numero uno. We are more focused on getting that big house or big car, or the promotion we have worked so hard on.
We are not treating each other as humans, but pawns in our own Game of Life. I don’t want to imagine my children growing up in that kind of society. I teach my children to dream big and that anything is possible. I teach them love and kindness towards others. I am afraid that they might lose that mentality once they become adult citizens of the world when they realize the rest of the world isn’t what they had hoped for.
Our world might be hurtling towards its own demise, but if we don’t put faith into our younger generations, we will all perish. We must believe in the abilities of today’s youth. They will one day be our leaders. If we don’t allow them the freedom to make their own choices, then perish we will. Unless we can come together, and become one as an entire human race.
This is what scares me the most about the future.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” ~Malcolm X
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