Thursday, 12 February 2009

Young Words Projected Ahead

Lost Generation by Jonathan Reed (20 years old), submitted in a contest called by the AARP "u @ 50".

Video (viewable on YouTube) won second place.

I realise this may be a shock but
"Happiness comes from within"
is a lie, and
"Money will make me happy"
So in 30 years I will tell my children
they are not the most important thing in my life.
My employer will know that
I have my priorities straight because
is more important than
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stayed together
but this will not be true in my era
this is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
30 years from now I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce.
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making
In the future
Environmental destruction will be the norm
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope

And all of this will come true unless we choose to reverse it.

So read it upwards from There is hope. The young voice of the video reads it all very well.

Extra words:

I can change the world, and refuse to believe I am part of a lost generation.

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