I still love find new things to discover, learn about, experience, do. But new patterns are harder to develop than they once were. I have friends who are aging into an older age than the one I am in. Being older is new for me. I am trying to learn how to do it properly. Properly for me. We all carry our own normal inside. At least I do. I try to never allow normal to exist outside myself. That would be someone else’s normal.
I will never find this gun toting society to be normal. I will never find that hate, or trying to take rights away from people, to be normal.
I am hopeful though, the upcoming generation along with many of the millennials are taking to the streets and state houses. I find his to be heartening. There is a new generation of leaders coming on who believe in working together, in governing to make our civil society better for all. Safe, secure, health-focused, and transparent.
Justin Pearson, and Justin Jones, Representatives in the TN legislature, and Maxwell Frost, a U.S. Representative in the U.S. Legislature are the the tip top of a wave of young, diverse, change-makers who are eloquent, intelligent, and determined to act for the good of all in governance at all levels, and in places where strength and courage are needed just to stand up and be counted.
We can never go back to any previous state of affairs. Life just doesn’t work that way. We can enhance and re-mold existing society, and we can sculpt new behaviors. We must strive to live positively without a fear focus. Medicine, science, and accurate histories build from replicability, documented, and referenced knowledge.
We must strive to a new normal that is built on networked knowledge more that networked corporate interests.
The earth is changing and will reach a new equilibrium. If we want to be a part of the earth’s ecosystem, we have to work with the earth to nudge the new balance toward one we can live in and with.
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