When I was young, after hearing old people go on about the good old days, I promised myself that I would not do this when I was old: AND I AM NOT!
So much has improved in my life time:
Women now have equal rights and no longer take their status from their husband: (well not everywhere.)
Children have rights and are no longer meant to be “seen and not heard”:
Non-Caucasian races have rights and status:
Non-heterosexual relationships are accepted:
There is religious tolerance: (well not everywhere)
More people care about the ecology of our beautiful planet:
And more people care about non-human life forms:
More people care about trees:
I am starting to realize how old I am and that what younger generations see as history was a current event for me. e.g. I remember the moon landing – I was nine months pregnant.
The good thing about my childhood in South Australia in the 50s and 60s was that the population of Australia went from 9 million to 12 million.
Living in the suburbs in S A was like living in a country town.
I caught the train by myself from Salisbury (which in those days was a quiet country town and not the suburb from hell as it is now) to Gwen Mackey’s ballet school (which was near the Adelaide railway station) from age 8 until age 12. The reason I stopped was that I was sick of exams. Exams at school and exams at ballet!
(The following may sound like I am bragging but I had no self-esteem nor self-confidence because of a life time of abuse, starting when I was a baby, from the person that gave birth to me.)
In primary school I was always near the top of the class: My friend who I still keep in touch with (although she now lives in Canada) always came top. I came second in grade six but the other years I would usually be about 6th. We had large classes often sixty children in a class.
In the nineteen sixties children were allocated (from primary school) to an high school or a technical school after sitting an I Q test.
Then in high school we were designated into classes A B C or D
I was in “A” class and the girls in “A” class studied Latin instead of “Domestic Arts” (Home Economics)
In fourth year high school, I was made a school prefect.
I worked with computers that were the size of wardrobes in refrigerated rooms.
I worked on a switch board typing telegrams that were dictated to me.
I operated a telex that transmitted the news to radio and tv stations around Australia.
And there is more 😛
but fortunately I wont bore you with it.
I have confidence in the younger generation and believe some of them will help heal our beautiful planet.
A friend now deceased used to say “There are always : The good: The bad: and the indifferent.” It is so true!
Enjoy your day
I have included some of my personal history in this E book which I hope to have printed: It explains how I know that I am really communicating with people that are no longer in this reality or this part of linear time. ( I don’t claim to understand the nature of reality) Check it out. You are able to read a sample for free.