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  • Writer's pictureJeanette Prather

Over the last 20 years...

... the world has been intensifying its divisiveness and polarization. One can argue that it's been going on for more than 20 years, but let's just get perspective from September 11, 2001 until today, September 11, 2021.

Will we finally be seeing the closing of a tumultuous 20-year cycle? The careless decisions and actions that we're now feeling the ripple of in today's completely broken systems and institutions? A whisper from our past selves that, oops, we messed up and now need to expedite a resolve or we will no longer be.

Perhaps The Fixx put it best in "Stand or Fall" (yes, I've shared lyrics from this song before):

"Crying parents tell their children
If you survive don't do as we did
A son exclaims there'll be nothing to do to
Her daughter says she'll be dead with you"

I can't help but wonder if the past two decades (and beyond) are finally coming to a head now. And if that's the case on this September 11, 2021, then I'm curious to see how we will proceed and fix the world for future generations.

Being a solution-oriented person, I can't help but look at all of this from an objective point-of-view as the potential for endless opportunity. What was the acceleration of dissention into our current situation -- best described as a wild vortex spiral over the past 20 years build from the inertia that began long ago -- will perhaps draw out the new wave of thought leaders and disrupters that our world desperately needs, and a cohort whom I personally resonate with.

Can this be the final ripple that our human society needs to experience before finally coming full circle to handle our disputes and resolutions? Perhaps. Perhaps the past 20 years was meant to open our eyes and finally deal with our issues. Perhaps.

Or, perhaps we all just need to chill out and surrender to our highest powers and ascend. I wrote a blog on this a couple of months ago. Check it out here.

I guess we'll see what the next 20 years has in store for us. A few months ago I wrote a piece on the way the world might look in 2035-ish based on some interesting points of view. Check out the Growing Up in Santa Cruz article here (page 14).

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