~ Video ~ LOST GENERATION -- Jonathan Reed (fwd)
- From: nttn1996@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 20:13:59 -0800 (PST)
This is a very short and very clever video, but you have to watch it
all the way through (it's short).
At a meeting of the AARP (American Assc of Retired People) they showed
a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20 yr old.
The contest was titled 'u @ 50'.
This video actually won second place. When they showed it, everyone in
the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause.
So simple and yet so brilliant. Take a minute and watch it.
Different watching it as a video vs reading it.
Here is the text. Read it and then read it again in reverse.
Lost Generation by Jonathan Reed
I am part of a lost generation
and I refuse to believe that
I can change the world
I realize this may be a shock but
“Happiness comes from within.”
is a lie, and
“Money will make me happy.”
So in 30 years I will tell my children
they are not the most important thing in my life
My employer will know that
I have my priorities straight because
is more important than
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stayed together
but this will not be true in my era
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
30 years from now, I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making
In the future
Environmental destruction will be the norm
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope.
And all of this will come true unless we choose to reverse it .
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