Having stayed in bed all day with “MAN-FLU!!!” I decided to get up about 8ish this evening and have just been watching a homage to the miracle that was “Swap Shop”Â and as it has gone through its televisual metamorphosis over the last thirty years, I have woken up to the fact that these years are probably the best years I will ever experience on this planet, this last thirty years is a time that has enjoyed more change and growth globally than in any other civilisation’s reign, yes a lot of change was due to the Romans and the Greek/Lycians and the Chinese, but that change was a slow organic change.
Change over the last thirty years in my opinion has been far more fluid than organic, with the explosionÂ in comunications; Commerce has changed for ever.Â Recreation has changed for ever,Â Medicine has changed for ever, Science has changed for ever….the listÂ could go on….the world in my opinion is on the cusp of a new revolution, this could be good or bad depending on your view point.Â
A global revolution may well already be taking place, and it shouldn’t be about taking sides and fighting pathetic wars, either physically or politically, it should be about regaining the most important thing to us as human beings – FAMILY.Â The years ahead should be the years when the global family get’s over it’s adolescence and we try to exist as one.Â A family is full of interesting dynamics – everyone is different.Â
So, this should also follow on a global scale; diversity should be embraced and not smouthered, we should celebrate our differences, I guessÂ for the most part I preach to the converted anyways, this is just my wish for the years ahead.Â I am tired of hearing about our soldiers stationed in the Middle East, fighting a war – for what exactly?Â Can anyone tell me?
My personal view at the moment is that America is the adolescent inÂ our global family, and it will soon be time for it to grow up.Â China, Asia, Europe, Africa; the rest of the world is far older, and though not necessarily far wiser – ought to be listened to a bit more.Â In the coming years my eyes will be watching American politics with interest and perhaps a little fear.