References to: Thinking Out Loud
The popular term “generation gap” refers to the chasm separating a younger generation from an older generation and has probably always been there. One can almost hear Adam telling Eve, “These kids don’t know how good they have it. We only had a fig leaf for clothes, but they have the whole forest.”
I hate to admit it, but my world tends to revolve around ME and all things related to ME—my home, my family, my community, my city, my state, my country, my likes, my wants, my needs, my dreams, my passions, my opinions and my thoughts. I am the center of my world, and God loves ME!
Let’s be perfectly honest—sometimes it’s hard for me to understand God. He just doesn’t make the decisions I would make if I were God. For example, if I were God I definitely would not give rain to mean, hateful farmers. Only good and fair farmers would get my rain. But the scripture says God sends rain on the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45 KJV).
There are many positive things about aging. Unfortunately I can’t remember what they are. That’s my problem. I can’t remember much of anything. And what I do remember can be inaccurately influenced by time, bias and suggestion. I am not alone.
My husband and I were once privileged to share a meal with Jaime Escalante, the math teacher who inspired underachievers at an East Los Angeles high school to score high marks in calculus in the early 1980s. This impressive accomplishment was documented in the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver starring Edward James Olmos.