Re: THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE - WE LIVE LIKE KINGS
Bob Taschler (bob_taschler@PUBLICITAS-USA.COM)
Thu, 11 Jun 1998 10:30:47 -0500
I agree with you most whole heartedly. The post you refer to was both
depressing, unrealistic and untrue. I feel sorry for anyone who would agree with
it. They must be living a pitiful life.
It is a sad fact that many people are blind to the riches they have but whine
about what they think they don't have. They are pessimists of the worst kind,
because they do not think that they are pessimists. I work in the newsprint
media and I am surrounded by wanna be journalists who see the world as an awful
place. If they looked at it otherwise, there would be no "news" and they would
be out of a job.
While we have not eradicated all of life's ills, we certainly have reduced most
of them to mere inconveniences, at least within our own borders. Instead of a
Scoutmaster's Minute at every meeting, perhaps we should have the boys come up
with the things that they are grateful for once a month. It would be curious to
see what they perceive as their blessings.
At a recent gathering, a member of our local VFW was a guest. He served in WWII.
Afterwards, I thanked him for coming to our meeting and also thanked him for the
6 years of his life that he gave up to keep us free. All he said was that it was
a terrible waste of humanity and that he hoped that these young boys would never
be able to become a member of the VFW. The half dozen scouts who overheard this
were puzzled by our comments. They really couldn't relate. They truly had no
idea that the benefits and blessings of this country weren't always here safe
and secure, to be taken for granted. And so, they may still fall prey to those
who insist on whining about how awful life in America is. And that would be a
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City