Having recently retired, I look forward to embracing new life journeys! Along my path, I will reflect upon signs that catch my eye.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
.....Long haired freaky people need not apply
Sung by a group called "Five Man Electrical Band" in 1971. Good song, that said a lot about the times. Although I would like to think differently, there's a lot of similarity in those times and today - political unrest, bigotry, senseless wars, hate, violence, a sense of hopelessness in many ways. It is a lot to digest for young adults who are trying to make a life for themselves. And, it can be overwhelming for those of us that hope we can make a difference. It's no wonder that this country has such serious addiction problems, and it's not just illegal substances. We have huge problems with alcohol and prescription drugs. People numbing their feelings, instead of being aware and acknowledging their circumstances. It is so much easier to give up and follow the masses, than to keep trying to make a difference, no matter how small, for the future of mankind. I sure hope our country can turn this anger and hate around. There's a lot that needs to be fixed!