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  •  to quote my friend from up above-"Wish I could- (0+ / 0-)

    give 50 mojo's to" Andriamo for your optimism, something I've been in very short supply of lately. I honestly think it is beyond time for "my generation" (and Hillary's) to step back and go quietly into the night and leave your generation to try to sort out the mess we've created or allowed to be created of the country and world. Seems like so many disasters await the generation waiting in the wings to take the reins. Let your generation take charge before we make more of a mess of it all...

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    by tnichlsn on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:05:44 PM PST

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    •  I'm not as young as you probably think I am.. (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm in my mid 40s. Have had a lot of diversity among my friends over the years, though. And hung out with a lot of scientists and artists, who tend to think in different terms than a lot of people. They know what's possible, and they often are better at spotting bull**** when they see it. At least thats what I would like to think.

      I'm also, like you, scared. Not as optimistic as I would like. I am just hoping that we make it to that point I was describing. I'd say there's a good chance we won't. More than at any time since the Cold War days.

      Also, I don't think that any one generation knows any more than any other. Each has their good points, though. Some older people can be rigid, but others can be remarkably free of the baggage that comes when we are theoretically 'on our way up'. Some young people can be incredibly good at cutting right to the important aspects of something, but others can be incredibly naive and gullible.

      I think we are all being played off against each other these days. Its a cheap trick. Don't fall for it.

      I guess when I think about politics, my first impulse is fear of fanaticism, extremism. They are the worst.

      I just wish that (all) people in powerful positions, could make an effort to try to put people ahead of their dogmas, is that too much to ask?

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