Fifty years ago I can remember what the reality of life in America depending on the ethnicity of those who called this country home. Whites were always given the top consideration when it came to privileges to live the so-called American dream that we that all who are lucky to be able live here hope to attain at some point in our lives.The future belongs to the young that is a given we all understand. Those of us who can look back a half a century before the Internet,cell phones,personal computers,apps,Facebook,Google. The list gets longer everyday in perpetuity.
Fifty years was not that long ago whe we consider the length of recorded human history which goes back thousands of years. Humanity has fast forwarded because of electricity, the telephone, and most importantly the automobile. These devices did not exist until someone had a thought that they could be a reality. That thought process has taken society to this point in time. What we choose to promote or ignore is an individual choice. The truth is we no longer have the choice of sitting on the side lines of life. Technology has for the most part leveled the field of communication between individuals. There is no excuse for us to waste the last fifty years of technology on basic human feelings and emotions until we realize that we are the replicas in thought and deeds of those who came before us.
I personally hope to see the day when the only thing that changes about our lives is the date on the calendar and that will eventually happen because we as a society accept the diversity of the world we live in and if nothing else we will at least try to get along with those we consider “different” from ourselves. That is the key to our survival as a global society.