I try to get into the mind of my seventeen year old daughter. I watch as she ruins opportunities. I am dumbfounded by her disinterest as I constantly scream for her to “Wake up” both literally and figuratively. She is the last of four and my greatest challenge.
“INDIVIDUALITY” could be tattooed on her forehead. She is like no other, that is until I pierce into Generation Z or as they are also known Generation Waking Up and/or the Dream Generation.
“Generation Waking Up is a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world.” Awakening The Dreamer – Generation Waking Up
These ten and under’s at the time of 9/11, robbed their childhood innocence mirror the baby boomer’s rebellion of the late 60’s early 70’s, Vietnam War Era, as everything around them is in a state of disorder.
- The Joblessness Crisis
- Global Warming
- The Industrialized Food Nation
- The Economic Crisis
- The Housing Crisis
No wonder getting out of bed in the morning and going off to high school seems useless; Generation Zzzzzz is without hope of a future.
I’m the parent. I’m supposed to fix everything. As an unemployed, college graduate the best I can look forward to will be planting the farm. I’ll be looking for Generation Zer’s to help till the earth come spring and start planting. I’ll be sustaining energy: no tractor, shovels and hoes will be provided, no herbicides or pesticides, I can’t afford them.
Will she lay in bed worrying about the future or tend to the present, tilling and planting the farm? I can be supportive, can she?