To My Grandkids,
Today is my 19th birthday :)
Actually, it’s not really anything special except the fact that this is officially my last year as a teenager… Which is weird, and I feel old. Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the world will look like when you get these letters. Will the world be advancing still, or are we as advanced as we can be? Obviously we are still advancing in technology very quickly, but how much more can we really do? Maybe more than I could even fathom.. If we did advance incredibly, what effect did it have on the earth? Are there robots walking around with you, teaching you in class, or shopping your groceries for you, or was that just and idea that spun around on TV? WEird. I wonder if the world is a better place, or if it is just as cruel as it can be now. Most people aren’t cruel, but some people are just hungry for a piece of paper that controls the world..
I already feel like I’m living in the past, and I definitely think I should’ve been born into the 60’s. (1960’s) I want to/ (I WILL) travel and live in a van, and spread love and positivity.. Nowadays, people think I’m crazy for chasing a dream like that, but in the 60’s it was completely normal. Weird how time changes like that. It used to be so accepted and supported, and now people just don't understand why I won't just go to college like a "normal teenager"- Not that I really care, cause I don’t, I’m gonna chase my dreams regardless :). So yea, I wonder if stuff like this would be accepted in the society of your age. I wonder what jobs are like for you. Already, some of our jobs are being replaced with AI. I can’t imagine how much more could be replaced 50 years from now. Or maybe by then, people have come together, and our values have shifted to focus on the earth and helping/loving each other rather than tearing each other apart.
A girl can hope.
I hope the world is a better place while you're in it.
Even though you don't exist yet, I love you!
Love, Granny J :)