"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total, of all those acts will be written the history of this generation." --Robert F. Kennedy What do you believe your children will study regarding the future of the United States as a result of today's decisions and events? a. What mistakes will they believe your generation has made? What impact will they have on the future? b. How could those mistakes have been avoided? c. What contributions to their lives will you leave? What impact will they have on the future? d. Why are we mistrusted by most of the world? Will we continue to be mistrusted? Ask any American teenager about the latest fashions, cars or celebrities and you are sure to get a full answer. Today children are taught from a young age the importance American society places on appearance, and meaningless reality television.
What about when you ask a question concerning the upcoming presidential election or the war on terror? Over time our society has replaced history books with fashion magazines and the local news with the latest sitcom. America has become a mistrusted society that is leaving little impact on its people, causing the same mistakes to reoccur.
Leisure time is something Americans dated all the way back to the early 1900's. Although Americans had a different outlook, I think this was the fall of the separation of work and fun. ( Davidson 573) In the future when my children are studying in their own history classes I hope that America has by then wised up to the way of its society. Today children are focused on their clothes, their weight, and their weekend rather than their schoolwork or chores.