by Gray Graham
If there is one thing I will take from 2010 it is the feeling of the collapse of all that is right in the world. I am talking about much more than the economy and the loss of homes and jobs. I see so many people everyday that just want to give up on everything. Those that help people. Those that used to believe in something larger than themselves. It just seems a lot of people are just tired. They are numb.
It was that feeling that powered the Tea Party movement to be a force in the political world, but you are starting to see that movement crack as the realization that the Tea Party candidates are no different than the candidates that were voted out. Now you see people just angry and bitter.
A recent poll showed that most people think this is the worst decade ever. That statement alone shows the shift in the population that has no living memory of World War II, Civil Rights Movement, or any of the other big societal events of the past century. This is a new generation and you can tell the previous generation is not pleased with the direction they are going.
It seems as if all the old institutions are about to change greatly. Take marriage as an example. While gay couples fight for the right to get married, people are actually living and thinking that marriage is an outdated concept. The idea of getting married and starting a family is something that most think is a fairy tale if it is even desired.
Things are definitely changing. We have serious problems all the way around from education, to health care, to the national debt, to the most basic of relationships. We also have no desire to fix any of them. Will 2011 be the year that we turn it all around? From where I sit, not even close.