> I am reproducing below a piece written by a young man on Facebook, Tanner Richey Bills, as I believe these are lovely, uplifting words with hope for the future. He has given me permission to reproduce his writing, so if you’re interested, please forward what he has described about the future to those who may enjoy his words. Please just remember to give credit to this young man as the author.
“I have come back from the future, and I can honestly say that it is the most beautiful thing anyone could ever dream of! The environment is safe for all, and there’s a certain feeling, it’s in the air, it glides along and radiates from all the life around! All the people are loving, caring, understanding individuals, no longer quick to judge and assume. The world is one giant organism, and we finally treat it that way. Schools are more personal with patient, calm, and understanding teachers; eager to help students learn, and find their true interests. The generations to come will benefit from this transformed mindset on humanity! We no longer see ourselves as separate, we care for each other, we are sympathetic, and understanding. Society has been through so much over time, there are many grudges held and debts to be settled. Somehow it just happened though, we all forgave each other, as people, and as nations. The ride you are about to embark on is a roller coaster that will fluctuate between the highest of peaks and the most treacherous of depths. Each and every one of you plays a part in turning that roller coaster into the space ship that will send us soaring to incredible heights! We did it, and it wasn’t easy. There were times when it seemed like giving up would be our best option. We said no! We won’t give up! We changed… we changed into what we were waiting for everyone else to change into before we would! We changed because we realized, if you want to see a change, you have got to be the change you want to see! We wanted to see the people unite! So we did! We set up a community based society no longer dependent on mega-huge corporations. We give, give, give, and not because we think that there is something in it for us, but simply because we care. It didn’t happen overnight, and there were those that fiercely resisted, as with any change. Eventually though, the realization spread throughout the whole world! Corporations who have controlled the population through politicians and the media for so long have been stopped; and this has allowed us to tackle climate change and many other hurdles that corporate America has blinded us to for so long. We use only renewable resources; big oil was dragged kicking and screaming into the mental hospital where it belongs. And the first step, was to realize that the true nature of the human being is to be sympathetic, understanding, loving, caring, and infallibly unique. I’m not asking you to be like me, all I ask of you is this: please, be the change you want to see! If you want to bring about world peace, then be peaceful, be loving, be open, and understanding, send that out into the universe and see if anyone else catches on. But if you want pain, anger, hate, fear, greed, or anything else for that matter, well, you can make your choice. In the future, we chose peace and love, and it is plain to see; it started with a few, as all changes do. In time, the ideals spread across the globe! Each and every one of you, right here, right now, is shaping the future, so please, make it what you want it to be!
– Tanner Richey Bills