Monday, January 30, 2017

The Lily Tomlin Effect

I took time out from current world dramas to play and create this video blog

Immigration Then and Now

Immigration in days gone by was different than it is today in an age of terrorism and social instability. My grandparents on both sides were European immigrants who struggled to overcome hardships and find a better life. But hasn't that always been humanity's struggle?

Every generation wants the next generation to achieve more than they have. People make mistakes but feel that those who come after them will do better. It's all part of human programming. Many immigrants of the early-mid twentieth century were pioneers in business and industry creating financial security for those who would come after them. Inheritance changed the lives of many people in the generations that would follow.

Growing up in today's world revolves around different programming, as it should be. Many discover they are challenged intellectually and emotionally. Education takes longer to complete and is very costly. Burn out is running rampant. People only want to work at jobs that are meaningful and make a difference. Many people feel entitled. It's a crazy world and we are part of it.

As I listen to people talk about their ancestry, I see us all as immigrants to this foreign place we call physical reality and planet Earth. This is not been an easy experience from the beginning, and as it looks, the final chapter is equally as hard. One day soon we will go back to what we call "home" and we will no longer be immigrants in a foreign land.