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Kids are going to change our world for the better. We can count on it. As per my last column (“Next generations resetting our world,” Tribune, Sept. 15), I reported on the idea that as certain society systems collapse, the next generations will step forward and “reset” our trajectory. (See The Fourth Turning by historians William Strauss and Neil Howe.)
Those staging to pull the world back from the brink are in motion. Their visions of hope are taking form. They are the Millennials (born after 1980) and the New Silents (born after 2000).
America’s youth are moving to the front lines. A few respectable, cognitive ones are showing up at the occupation sit-ins and tea parties, just a tickle of what’s to come from their generation. However, many Millennials are not quite ready to launch their futures. One can hope mentors and parents are doing all they can to empower them to deal with America’s mistakes.
Fools ignore lessons from the grave. It does seem that the foolish are in control, or why else would we have lost our grip on our beloved country. Our financial houses are failing, our service and infrastructures buckling, terrorists taunt — and the country’s self-image titers. Where do we go from here?
So if kids are so important, why are they on the back burners of American society? Child health care dominates election chatter, but it’s white wash. It’s pretend concern in search of the presidency.
Sex and violence are elements in many films today, but an Arizona State University professor hopes people attending this week’s conference on "The Ethics of Entertainment" will question using those elements in film and other arts.
Scottsdale hotel revenue — and the bed tax collected from guests — has improved so much, the city bestowed an extra $400,000 on the Convention & Visitors Bureau to help pay for TV commercials aimed at fueling tourism for future years.