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The new generation: should we take control?

The previous generations have helpfully created economic and environmental crises which they won't end up having to fix, we will. I'm fed up of the excuses they make up and the attempts to force the world to return to how it was when they were younger because it's never going to be that way and they'll only create more trouble. I think they've had their chance and they've not delivered.

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  • Dec 13 2012: Again I would avoid making generalisations about elders doing things for good or bad reasons. At the end they are people and made successes and mistakes. What I'm trying to say is that the particular group of elders have made far too many mistakes and shouldn't be allowed to make more.
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      Dec 13 2012: could you list some of the mistakes, and suggest better decisions instead?
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      Dec 13 2012: Mike,
      What "particular group of elders" do you speak of? Which decisions are you unhappy with? What are your ideas for finding solutions?

      You say you "would avoid making generalisations about elders..."

      Then you make a generalization about elders.

      Mike, in order to move forward with your idea, which I think is GREAT, it is helpful to be clear with your goal, and move toward it. To generally criticize, does not move the conversation or your goal forward...make any sense?

      It doesn't really help to continue to criticize without offering solutions. Criticism simply uses up time and energy that can be used to find solutions. What we focus on expands:>)
      • Dec 14 2012: To address the initial part of your comment, my sentence in it's entirety was: "Again I would avoid making generalisations about elders doing things for good or bad reasons." What I'm trying to do is post a radical idea and then look to discuss and debate it to figure out my standpoint on it and maybe see other people question their own point of view rather than being too dogmatic.
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          Dec 14 2012: Mike,
          Your idea has some merit. The way you are addressing it....not so much:>)

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