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What About Tomorrow

Updated: Mar 17

Do you think about tomorrow? Do you think about the world and how it would be tomorrow? How about the world in 10 years, 25 years, 50 years? Are you concerned about the world that you are leaving behind? I am someone who wears many hats, defines myself according to many things. And I am worried. Society has changed so much in the last five years alone. What will our society be when my brother's children are my age? What will the legacy be that my generation leaves behind? And, most importantly, is there still time to fix that which is broken?

Our world used to have a poverty rate of almost 80%. Back in the early 1800s it was believed that poverty for most was inevitable. Since then, with the advent of the Industrial Revolution, increases in the rate of education, new discoveries and improvements in modern medicine, and ultimately, the impact of the technological boom that we have been in for the past 50 years, the poverty rate has gone down to less than 10%. To be clear, when I speak of poverty, I am speaking of people that live on less than two US dollars a day. We have come a long way.

We have had so many developments in how we see each other, men and woman of various races, coming from different faiths, creeds, and belief systems. The invention of flight has made it possible for people to migrate across the globe in search of a better life for themselves and their families. Satellite technology and the ease at which we can disseminate television programming has meant that ideas can be shared like never before. So why, then, would this be a problem for me I hear you thinking?

Well, the rates at which we are populating the planet differ from place to place, from one demographic to another. As a white, conservative, Christian male, I find myself holding to a value system that is under threat purely by virtue of the fact that we are being out bred by other groups from around the world who are now, more and more, making their way into societies that up until now have looked like me, sounded a lot like me, and, perhaps most importantly, thought like me. But how about exactly is it?