Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I'm not getting OLD, just older in my thinking...

I think it is a sign of aging when you think really hard about something and just get MAD about it, or frustrated really, especially when it has to do with the thinking of some people. I'm not saying I'm getting old, I just feel frustrated when people don't see things they way I see them (considering I'm a fairly open-minded person). Okay, that sounded "old." But, it's not the young people, it's the older people. It is frustrating when people want to stand back, pull their hands back, and say "that's not my problem" or "we don't need to go there." There is a younger generation following our lead, whether they want to admit it or not! And if we don't have some "crazy" people (obviously like myself) coming out and say, "you know, there is a better way to do this," or "don't do it that way just because everyone else is," or even "I've been there. And I've learned this: ______"
If the older and middle-aged generations do not learn new things (and learn from what they've experienced) and actually teach it to the upcoming generation, then we will not progress. Not a a society, nor as people. And by progress, I mean taking it back to the natural. When human beings were in touch with this earth, it's Creator, it's animal inhabitants, and with each other.
Why is that so hard to get past? To move toward? Why do we put up boundaries that are anything but natural?
I was so frustrated that I actually hand washed my dishes on purpose, just to calm myself down!


Power Up Love said...

If we don't accept the worlds way of thinking we are closed minded. When in reality we are accepting God's commands. We're considered closed minded when we don't want to accept, "Change" in the way the world see change. Remember the old adage "Age is a matter of mind and if you don't mind it doesn't matter." Does this make sense?

jenna said...

It does. I had to re-read my post, then read your comment a few times through. Then, I think I got it.
Thanks for adding that!