Do you think life will be easier or harder for people in the next generation?
April 2, 2013 6:47am CST
With climate change and rough economies and so many other issues we face, will life be easier or harder for those who will inherit the world after us? Your thoughts?
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 Apr 13
There is nothing new under the sun. I am frustrated by people talking about 'climate-change' & 'rough economies' as if they're "mountains we must climb," when in fact the size of these 'problems' is entirely relative ... 'Climate-change?' It's the climate; 'change' is WHAT IT DOES! 'Rough economies?' Economy has never NOT been rough. The only difference is that more-&-more people can SEE how rough things are ... blame Lucifer (literally 'the light-bringer'). THAT is why Lucifer was downgraded to become Satan---because he revealed EVERYTHING to people, and G*d knows we can't enjoy the beginning or middle if we're anxious to get to the end (think of having to eat vegetables-etc. when you know there's cake & ice cream waiting for you!)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3 Apr 13
What blindfold? What I'm talking about is more like a 'filter'-choice. See, we all wear 'filters'--kinda like sunglasses, changing the way we look at things. My filter sees ALL things as G*d-created, yet possibly affected by 'humans' instinctive desires'---something like 'the desire for vivaciousness without labor.' Others see all things as 'EITHER from G*d or from an Enemy of G*d.' That leads them to conflict ... maybe to the happiness of victory (if they "win" in the conflict), but with a greater possibility of disappointment. I choose the first 'filter,' and so seem to be denying myself the possible fruits of conquest found in the second 'filter.' But I have peace when others are 'moaning' about the "mountains apparently rising against them" with 'economy' & 'climate.' If my end is peace, my means are not 'economy' or 'climate.' What end is it that "justifies" those means?
28 Apr 13
I feel that life wil definitely be harder for people of the next generation. There are lot of problems now itself. There is already so much of water shortage and the shortage is becoming more and more. There are many places in the world where people are struggling even for a drop of water. Population is terribly increasing and this increase in population will cause a lot of problems and will make life harder for the next generation, Perhaps in the next generation, people will realize that they should not have children.
6 Apr 13
In my opinion, the next generation will be easier than nowadays. So many parents have made planning to their children by making various kinds such as insurance, saving money, saving gold, making investment, moreover they have planned to make their own company to their beloved children. For those who do not have enough money or investment they send their children to prospective school who guarantee their students to get jobs. We can prove the lifestyle nowadays it's very different with our parents or grandparents' lifestyle years ago.So, the quality of life become better and better
3 Apr 13
I'm a pessimist so I think life could be tougher, especially when it comes to financial stuff. Many people might disagree but we can't deny the fact that people are creating new problems for themselves and falling into bad habits (like spending like there's no tomorrow). Some people never learn and sometimes, their actions affect other people. People always want the positives ones without taking account the bad ones. Every action is a two-way street and any benefit can have a consequence that people will either ignore or just take. As long as problems aren't solved or not relieved, people will have them and perhaps, blame other people for it.
2 Apr 13
Intresting question. I think the generation after us will face some of the problems like population growth, the population is expected to reach between 8 and 10.5 billion between the year 2040 and 2050. And since the population will growth the problem they deal will be food, world hunger. Else then that the potensial problem will be, the climate changes, carbon dioxide emmisions problem which cause 50% - 60% of global warming. The sea level raising, because of global warming, which potentially cause some of the islands we have today to be drowned. But since the technology development will be better, so it will helps them to facing those problems.
2 Apr 13
I don't what easy means. Life is so tough. I grew up in a simple town where everyone is working hard but I could feel their contentment. I was living with my grandparents and I could see how happy they were despite the fact that they were still working on the land even at an old age. There is no such thing as retirement when one tills the land unless you are crippled already. I was always told to study hard and dream further. I did get out from that town and I am working from one country to the next but there seems to be no difference. Life is still hard. With all these technological advances to ease the burden of hard labor comes more things to do to pay for these machines. Life is moving faster and faster. Chasing things in this very quick pacing is very HARD. This is a hard question to answer valentinesdiner.