Thank you, Henery X (long), for not being completely absent. I love your writing. Your words are wise and so valuable!!!

I’m not a mother and am now of an age that I can say I never will be. But it doesn’t stop me from relating to young people. I have the luck to have become a bonus grandmother. And I’m an aunt.

And I’m a big sister to many young people who reach out to me in my field of work and sharing. I want to be worthy of their trust. Do my best. Give my all…

Young people will invent the better world. I’m sure of it. And I think it is the task of all of us to tell our stories, our perspectives, but also give them space to breathe. To find their own solutions. In their own ways…

We had our chance and made a mess. Let’s face it. We live in a broken world, in which inequality, violence, poverty, bushfires, and rape of the planet is an everyday reality.

And if we have lived long enough to realize that, it’s time to do differently. Not only say different but DO differently. We can change. We can grow. We can become modest human beings and co-create. Be an example.

We don’t have to be holy. I wrote about how we are all hypocrites, me included, because it’s the price we pay for living a life of purpose. But in order to overturn the broken system, we can do our best to change.

Maybe we can:

  • think in values instead of only money
  • spread love instead of hate and enjoy the success of others
  • live a happy life and keep playing
  • live a simple life and stop hoarding stuff
  • spend our money where our heart is

And then we can support young people to do the best they can in their time. Not judging them, but empowering them. Let them make their own mistakes. And trust them unconditionally.

Their wisdom is buried within.

We can feed the wisdom…

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