The future of the next generation?

This week Fandango asks;

Do you think, given everything that is going on in the world, that children born these days will have a worse or better life than their parents? Why do you feel that way?

I don’t know if our children’s children will have a better life or worse but definitely a challenging one. Most important resource that is in danger is clean water and then the clean air. The coming generations will have to turn around this situation that is currently prevailing. They will have to find ways to preserve the earth’s atmosphere and stop the pollution so that they can have clean water and air.

The answer is simple enough but people need the will to break free from the stranglehold of big money to implement it. Give up fossil fuel and turn to renewable energy.

The rest of the situations are ever changing and every generation has had its challenges. The socioeconomic and political scenarios are changing every decade of so and to the previous generation it seems like the end of the world, only to see the world rightening itself.

But if we don’t save our environment, the situation will be very dire indeed.

Written for FPQ # 160, hosted by Fandango



83 thoughts on “The future of the next generation?

  1. love this Sadje…

    “The socioeconomic and political scenarios are changing every decade of so and to the previous generation it seems like the end of the world, only to see the world rightening itself.”

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  2. There is a silver lining. Our children are extremely adaptive. There will always be pulls of destruction and creation. Throughout human history they have been there. Yet here we are, living a lives and they haven’t been that bad.
    So our kids will live theirs and their kids will live theirs.

    We don’t need to worry. But yes, we need to resist the destructive forces as much as possible. Human and natural.

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  3. Sadje a thoughtful reply! Your words about the earth’s health for future generations reminded me of those often quoted words by Helen Caldicott:
    We did not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrowed it from our descendants”
    We are not

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  4. Such a wonderful thought. I feel they will have their share of situations to deal with greater than the ones at their birth, situations of both medium and extreme happiness and suffering just like the rest. How they overcome them will individually determine their personality. We can’t generalize.

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  5. I’m hopeful about it. 😁💡

    Recently, I watched the “Ek thi Nigar”, which is a biopic of Nigar Johar, General surgeon (Pakistan army).

    Her journey starts from 1980 and she become General surgeon in 2020. The timeline after 2000 was relatable.

    This movie has been created and characterised so passionately. I enjoyed it. (Such stories make me hopeful.)

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    1. That’s true Fandango. I don’t think this/ our current generation has it in them to take the steps needed to stop the destruction of our environment. It will be up to our children to do so.

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  6. I feel better in some ways but worse in others. Like my son will never know the joy of living technology free as a kid. But on the other hand, technology like household items makes things easier. But the rise in anxiety is quite alarming. I also do hope changes are made to sustain the environment for the next generation. There is always hope.

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  7. Overall I feel hopeful about their ability to change the environment. Technology will allow them to connect and work with other like minded people. Together they can and will fix our environment.


        1. The initial lockdowns proved that it doesn’t take long for the air to recover if we stop polluting it. I hope that we wake up to the seriousness of our situation before we are jolted with a calamitous event.

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          1. well I count the severe floods here as a calamitous event … 2,800 homes destroyed and another 5,000+ severely damaged! How do you house that many families when we already had a housing shortage 😦

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              1. guess we would prefer it if they got off their rear ends and acted Sadje … many would have drowned if locals hadn’t saved them. We’ve had disaster planning since the seventies yet fifties years on it still takes the govt a week to get involved 😦

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  8. Yes, climate change is the big issue now…almost anything else is a distraction…except for reducing the possibility of nuclear war 👍👍

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  9. As a mother, I think I will always worry about my children’s future regardless of the current state of our world. It may or may not be a good future as I can’t predict it. Hopefully, solutions for all those issues weighing us down now will be resolved for a brighter future for them, but sadly, I’m not as convinced we are that evolved. Interestingly, my oldest son is more optimistic than I am. So, maybe he has a crystal ball? 😉

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