Letter: Future belongs to them

What is even more disturbing than the breakdown of our ecological world is the wholesale breakdown of civility that non-children (by virtue of birth year only) are expressing toward our youth [“Editorial: Taking action,” September 20].

Labelling today’s youth as “idiot kids” and “hypocrites” for using the very items that we furnish them with makes us fully complicit in the hypocrisy. What our youth of today need more than anything to help all of us navigate our way through this crisis is guidance and support from adults.

article continues below

Our youth have spent their lifetime mimicking our behaviour. Now it is our turn to mimic theirs. The era of the outdated misogynistic adage “father knows best” no longer applies. The youth of today are tapped into the truth and possess far more wisdom than we give them credit for.

We need to stand with them; or we need to get out of their way. After all, it is their future. Ours, not so much.

Steve Perkins
Van Anda

 
Copyright © Powell River Peak

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Powell River Peak welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.