katie-couric.jpgPollster John Zogbey says attitudes are changing as Americans are becoming more likely to care about the world around them, to demand authenticity from their government and media, and turn inward for spiritual growth. Katie Couric thinks we have a brighter future and a lot to look forward to.


  1. I’m 21, if the future spoken of in this article becomes reality – as I believe it will – it will be my generation that dose it.

    The baby boomers grew up (at least in this part of the world) with the ideals of personal improvement. The ideal of working hard to improve your life, to get a home, raise a family, and retire early. These are noble ideals, but sometimes when you commit to them it is easy to forget the needs of others, and even fall into the pit of greed.

    The world my generation grew up in was different, from the early points in our lives we have had global media, cellphones, and the Internet. These things have allowed us to connect with people all over the world in ways previously unknown, and intern this has changed our views of ourselves.

    We don’t see ourselves as Individuals among other individuals who look out primarily for our own ends, we are individuals that are a part of the one Human Race with a commitment to all others to make life better for everyone (and through that our own lives as well).

    Social justice, honesty, and the greater good of all life are the Ideals of my generation. As we inherit the earth those ideals will become reality, and that is why we can truly see better times ahead. You may not agree with me, but this is what I believe, I only offer it here for your consideration.

  2. Dear DMWDP001, I think your sentiments are lovely. I’m a generation older than you, 37, and truly believe that we can learn from each generation to create a future we can be proud of. Your generation has gifted us with Unity and Connectedness; the end of the Berlin Wall, the EU, Global internet etc. I believe the Indigo Children, currently entering their teens, bring us the gift of responsibility – personal, social and global responsibiliy – and their children will gift us with something else. Slowly, if we are all willing to learn, we can move the human race closer to LOVE. What a wonderful thought!

  3. DMWDP001, I’m just two years older than you, and I cannot tell you how excited I am to read your comment. Every time I see someone my age, someone who is a part of my generation that will soon take over, state what you are stating it gives me great hope for the future. Thank you! I am confident that our generation will help pave the way towards a brighter future for everyone, not just for those who happen to be born in the right country & into the right family.

  4. yes indeed the twenty somethings are a special group~and let’s always remember that each generation depends upon the endeavors of the previous ones in order to grow forward. each turn of the wheel depends upon the last turn~so we 50 & 60 somethings do indeed see the bigger picture and still continue to look ahead.

  5. I agree with all of the responses here. Each generation has something important to offer and, working together, we can all contribute to making the world a better place. I believe it’s a matter of being accepting, forgiving, compassionate, and aware. Armed with those tools, we can all achieve great things, individually and collectively.

    These are exactly the statements I needed to read today. Thank you all for making life a bit brighter.

  6. Love these comments and don’t want to be a party pooper, but “the end of the Berlin Wall, the EU, Global internet” all happened when the OP (21 years old) hadn’t even been a teenager 🙂
    Are you saying that the children are causing these things?

    The young ones are very important for the change in the world, but I don’t think anybody’s off the hook until they’re off the planet (and maybe not even then.)

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