Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

HWWLT Logo on yellowHow will we live tomorrow?

“People have to realize that we have to be better stewards. It used to be you would look out for your own, your tribe. Now, that’s not enough. We have to pay attention to people beyond the mountain, beyond the ocean. We are all connected.”

Tom, 25-year Marine veteran, San Diego, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Society is getting greener. Look at all the Tesla’s in California.

“Our basic method of delivering necessities will become more interesting. The power grid will become more solarized.

“I am concerned about political polarization. We are going to need a crisis to end this stalemate. We will be irrelevant if we don’t come together. The Chinese can close our country any time they want to.

“I worry about our children. We are spoiling them too much. When my son turned sixteen I gave him a new pick-up truck. Stupidest thing I ever did. He never took care of it. He bought himself a motorcycle and he keeps it in pristine condition. That which is given is not appreciated.”

Scott Eaton, financial analyst, Mission Viejo, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully with another person in our life.”

Erin and Mike, expecting parents, Encinitas, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Sorry I can’t answer your question. It’s too confusing.”

John, day-trip cyclist, San Diego, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“A project I worked on for a non-profit organization was to help people who lived in a mobile home park to buy the park and run it as a cooperative. Most everyone was excited about it, but there was a small group who wanted to stop it. I went door-to-door advocating for the project. The other group did as well. I was trying to help. The ringleader of the opposition put out apocalyptic views of the future. They eventually formed the group and the park is thriving. Some members refused to join. They pay higher rent as a result. I hope that we will live tomorrow making decisions that are in our best interests.”

Bruce Newman, housing advocate, Gold Coast, OR

How will we live tomorrow?

“When we watch the news and there is fire, we hear about what is lost, materially. We don’t hear about who is safe and what relationships are secure. That’s what I want to hear.”

Paul Hempel, AIDS activist, Gold Coast, OR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I have lived all over the world, but never lived in a place like Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara celebrates everything; our Spanish heritage, our Mexican heritage, and our American heritage; even our Chumash heritage. That’s why this is such a vital place, and will continue to be for so long.”

Linda Bentson, Docent, Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“I choose not to make any assessment of how we are doing. I think it is foolish for any individual to evaluate the condition of the world.”

Helen Spencer, environmentalist, Portland, OR

How will we live tomorrow?

“God bless you.”

Gloria, Gloria’s Panaderia, San Ysidro, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“We are trying. People are trying Look at politics. It sucks. But a lot of people are working on it. I’ve got solar and a Prius and an electric car. Look at LA – the auto capital of the world – it’s full of Prius’”

Mike Casey, roadside clean-up guy, Dulzura, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Family and love.”

Sharon Aiello, Red Box Supplier, Campos, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Take it as it comes.”

Lynn, Bartender at Lazy Lizard, Ocotillo, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“My faith and my family are the most important things to me. That is how I’ll live tomorrow.”

Fernando Desardon, County of Yuma Health Inspector, Yuma, AZ

 

 

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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