When "So What?" Matters Most
When So What? Matters Most
How Did It Go From YOLO to So What?
For more than 3 generations, our youngsters were born into a constantly evolving world of technological advancements. Technology is a wonderful thing. Until it begins to erode the human element into robotics.
Don't believe that's possible? No? Look around you.
We have a generation that has NO idea how to use cursive writing, do math without help from a device, count back change from a $1 (Why would they when they all possess credit cards they can flash on the dime?) or do their own work without computers, calculators, driverless cars, robots to do their cleaning, magic toothbrushes that do everything but surgical implants and forget learning to cook their own meals. Why do that when they can flash their ever present, newest human limb, their cell phones, and get a food service to deliver a full meal and return and do the clean up afterward?
They don't need to watch their own kids either. Daycare takes that job away and then, there is always Alexis, to run a load of laundry, turn on the A/C or turn up the thermostat for more heat. Not to mention choose the music they listen to in each room of their oversized homes with the 2 saunas and 4 hot tubes in every room.
But the worst is their attitudes of So What? Is that So What? is their answer to all of the world's problems.
War in the Middle East where hundreds of thousands are being tortured and murdered by Turks? So what? Immigrant kids being thrown into cages? So what?
A president who can't make it through a single half hour without lying constantly? So what? A government owned by thieving, corrupt billionaires? Politicians hot to banish the Constitution, allow polluters to poison the air, water and soil, create selective laws that profit only them? So what?
Veterans sent to for profit, 20 year old wars who come home to live on the streets without medical care? So What?
Who expects these coddled, overindulged, boogie young adults to care what happens to the planet when it is no longer healthy to live in? So What?
If everything comes down to "So What?," how does that indifference to the most pressing facts, truths and issues not create problems for their futures?
When So What? is the resolution to every problem, are problems really resolved or do they end up on a more mature minded, responsible person's plate?
And does the So What? generation really believe they are never going to be older than 35 or 40? So What? They'll load up on Botox, plastic surgery and the next round of miracle anti aging regimens.
Perhaps, those two single words are now a serious mental attitude that is applied to anything and everything that remotely causes a tiny wrinkle of discomfort. No surprise there...from generations who have never had to want for anything and had it all handed to them.
Now this does not apply to those born in third world countries until you ask who in those third world countries had the So What? attitude. It doesn't apply to those born in poverty and deprivation. They know the answer to So What? better than most of us can.
When you have a power mad world of white males proving they are above the law, how soon will that So What? Turn to What the He-double-hockey-sticks?
So What? is an abject indifference to anyone and anything that stretches out of their personal realm of comfort.
So What? is the first step toward the end of a just, lawful government, decency, honesty, truth, facts and freedom. It is the first step that proves the road to civility is roadblocked by the most self-centered, self-serving human beings to leave the birth canal.
Lying, cheating, defrauding, corruption? So What? So long as that So What? makes another billionaire's power over humanity grow, So What?
The reality of such abject indifference is so inextricably linked to the ostentatious, pretentious glorification of money that it has the massive power to erode civilizations. But, So What?
Turn on the TV and all you see is blood, guts and gore. So What? So What? if kids today know how to use an AK47 to get even with their fellow schoolmates?
To the So Whatters out there, your belief that nothing is that important to distract from the next 100 cell phone calls or those unbelievably dark video games, how well will you function when your So What has lighted Tiki Torch bearing, brown shirt control freaks beating your down just because you are not an Ayrian.
Most of the mature minded will be long gone when the effects of So What begins to show signs of enormous depravity, egregious greed, lawless public conduct and a generation who thought education was a So What? issue.
Why get an education when you can download anything you need to know on your cellphone? So What? if there are experienced, expert educators and medical professionals who know more than what a blog or software app programmed to some other So Whatters' design to misconstrue facts and truth to their programmed specifications?
The scary thought is that the So Whatters out there are totally oblivious to the "What Happens when So What no longer resolves problems?" When So What hangs in the air while the world around the So Whatters is a shambles.
Oh well, So what?