Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Young Ones

A 27- year old german  co-pilot , Andreas Lubitz, was left alone in the cockpit of a jet for a few moments, and that had a tragic outcome : 150 dead bodies scattered over a mountain in the French Alps. It has been confirmed that he was suffering of severe depression, which probably led him to deliberately smash the plane into the mountain.

At the helm of North Korea  ( an east asian, isolated, impoverished nation) - the 30 year old Kim Jong- un. He looks and acts like a spoilt boy; the problem is,  his "toys" include missiles, nuclear weapons,  and he's constantly threatening his neighboring country of  South Korea, and the USA. He runs his country like a stalinist dictator; human rights are almost non-existing there.

Since his election, the new, charming 40 year old PM of Greece,  Alexis Tsipras, is shaking Europe, and has dragged his lovely country to the edge of an economic abyss. Greece,  ancient cradle of democracy, is fast running out of cash, unable to pay its debts. Only God knows what will become of this nation.

The world we live in worships youth. Perhaps, wherever and whenever possible, we should have second thoughts on appointing young people to lead the crowds above, in the sky, and those below, on the earth.


  1. Margie,

    Thanks for making me aware the comment section didn't appear , and your comment was published on the "The Divers" post comment section.
    I'll try to fix it.

  2. It's working now Duta.
    I am truly sad about how that young co-pilot took the lives of all those people on that flight to their deaths along with himself.
    I cannot not begin to understand this horrific and cowardly act he committed.

    Wishing you a lovely day!

  3. Margie,

    If he wanted 'fame' , then he got it. He's in the news everyday, and will be so for a long time. We can't just put it behind. We have to face the horror of his deed, deal with it, see how we can prevent another insane act like this in the future.

  4. The youth culture has been with us for several decades, with the wisdom of older people being disregarded as 'old fashioned'. Hopefully the young will learn to listen to the older ones. Hopefully common sense will rule rather than the worship of youth.

  5. Hi Vera,

    You're absolutely right on that.
    Well, and look how the world is today.
    There's no political and economical stability, no personal security.

  6. Hi Duta,
    How nice to see your name in my comment box!
    We hear daily of one tragedy or another, committed by some on others. When I first heard of this one, I thought it was probably political. I found I was wrong, but whether political or not it is another example of how bad things can be. It is hard to be optimistic about the future.

  7. Dimple,

    Nice to see your name too.
    Yes, "It is hard to be optimistic about the future". Even Mother Nature is not on our side with all its flooding, cyclons, and the like.

  8. Ola Duta,ainda não consegui absorver este trágico "acidente".Foi horrível demais....Parece que o mundo todo está mudado para pior....A politica e desonestidade aqui no Brasil chega a ser alarmante.Parece que chegamos ao velho ditado"Cada um por si e que Deus cuide de todos.Agradeço a visitinha e aqui fica meu grande abraço.SU

  9. well I have lived to be 79 and I will say the world has gone nuts.
    How about drones flying all around the airports. Frankly I like the 70's
    hope we don't go over the edge here. Mama used to say becareful what you wish for.
    Today is what can I get out of it. Not what can I do to help. They are digging
    their own graves. well that said, i'll jump off my soap box and yell happy Spring!! yvonne

  10. Ola Suze,

    Thanks for your comment.Indeed, that's also what many people keep saying these days: the world has changed to the worst, and that's alarming.

  11. La Petite Gallery,

    Oh, the 70's, those were the days...
    You're so right about today's atmosphere of "What I can get out of it" "Not what I can do to help".

    Happy Spring to you, Yvonne!

  12. It is scary what the young ones are doing in these cases! Hope the good ones will take over

  13. Yes Kim - the good ones - whether young, or not so young.

  14. The world has never been a particularly good or safe place. Honestly, I'm surprised by little, anymore, but am not numbed by the horrific acts of those who think they have the right to take the lives of others. Depression is one thing, but this was pure evil. As far as living in a world that worships the young, there's truth to that. I can honestly say, I'm not sad to be getting older...


  15. Hi Bica,
    Glad to hear from you.
    I totally agree with your words.
    "I'm not sad to be getting older", you say. Well,me neither.

  16. The sad thing about youth is their absolute certainty and conviction that they are right, that they know it all. I remember my youth and I made tons of mistakes that affected by parents, my siblings, my friends, all because I knew it all. I know realize how silly and stupid I was then. How I had so many people that were willing to guide and advise me and I didn't seek their help. I wish I had known then what I know differently my life might have turned out. How differently the world might be now if we didn't worship youth as we do.

  17. Alicia,

    You're so very right on this! I could tell the same story about myself.