I( started this blog because I believe we collectively know exactly what is occurring in our present and we intuitively have a collective sense of our near future. I am hoping that eventually this site will become a place to share our thoughts and hopefully a consensus view of where we are going will emerge. I may be a bit niave but I am also optimistic.
There are a number of sites devoted to these times and there does seem to be an “awakening of sorts” and I can certainly attest to my level of awareness of a more macro view of the world and the events in it seems to be accelerating.
Here is an interesting bit of info that showed up on Treehugger. There’s a new bogeyman lurking in the closet, and this one isn’t imaginary. Us. One out of three children aged 6 to 11 fears that Ma Earth won’t exist when they grow up, while more than half—56 percent—worry that the planet will be a blasted heath (or at least a very unpleasant place to live), according to a new survey.
Commissioned by Habitat Heroes and conducted by Opinion Research, the telephone survey polled a national sample of 500 American preteens—250 males and 250 females.
On a sliding scale of anxieties, minority kids have it worst; 75 percent of black children and 65 percent of Hispanic children believe that the planet will be irrevocably damaged by the time they reach adulthood.
Interestingly enough, kids vex over the state of the planet, especially when it came to safe and clean air and water, regardless of any pro-environmental measures on the part of their parents. A staggering 95 percent of the children surveyed said their parents pitched in by recycling, using rechargeable batteries, and conserving water and electricity.
“We commissioned the survey as a result of my own childrens’ experiences with the recent fires in Australia as they expressed much concern for both their safety and the planet’s,” said Sharon Lowe, founder of Habitat Heroes, in a press release. “While it is upsetting to hear how many children in the United States have expressed similar concerns, I am more committed than ever to help educate children around the globe in a way that is not scary to them.”
Other interesting findings
* 50 percent say that hurricanes and tornadoes are the natural disasters that scare them the most.
* 28 percent say that they fear animals, such as polar bears and penguins, will become extinct and disappear from the planet more than any other environmental concern.
Girls worry more
* 67 percent of girls ages 9-11 versus 60 percent of boys ages 9-11 worry that the earth won’t be as good a place to live when they’re adults.
* 57% of girls ages 6-8 versus 43 percent of boys ages 6-8 worry that the earth won’t be as good a place to live when they’re adults.
Urban kids are more anxious than suburban kids
* 59 percent of kids in metro areas are more concerned that the Earth won’t be as good a place to live when they grow up compared to non-metro kids (47 percent).
Since they are the newest souls incarnate, I find this very interesting and somewhat disturbing, especially the large percentage of children that feel this way. If they do not possess “genetic knowledge” then their feelings are reflective of their brief experiences with Us, so what are we saying. I believe that the universe favors life, not destruction. I believe that the universe operates on creation, not devastation. I believe that our future is a construct of our collective will in the Now. So what are we doing? Why are we doing it? Come on! I know you are out there, let’s start talking. As always off world citizens are also encouraged to join in!