TRUMPOCALYPSE Day Two:
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right? Is that why I witnessed ZERO political activism in my entire upbringing from childhood to adulthood? I think the country was working good for them. I think blacks, latinos, gays, muslims and other minorities as people of equal value with whites were literally NOT on a radar that I knew of.
Another Boomer I know has plans to absolutely wring hands until the next presidential election.
FOUR YEARS. That’s a long time to do nothing for change.
I remember being a new parent at my kids’ school, noticing something I thought could work better and sharing the idea with a classroom parent. She kept explaining to me that… the teacher can decide. Around we go, me failing to get her on board with considering a new idea to help said teacher. Finally I say, “OK so maybe… let’s wait?”
“Ah yes, good!” she smiles, pleased with the conclusion. That settles it, and scene.
Needless to say I’ve never proposed any ideas to that one since. (And now in fact there is a principal who is 100% open to productive input; we get to meet with her anytime and it’s no coincidence that the culture and performance of the school is A-MA-ZING, but I digress.)
Please be clear I am not angry and not trying to blame. I’m just marveling at what I haven’t learned for so much of my life. Like, civic engagement for example.
All the same, may we all continue to evolve ever more enlightened and engaged.