Responses – How will we live tomorrow?

HWWLT Logo on yellowHow will we live tomorrow?

“We need more respect. We need respect for our President, no matter what you think of his program. I’m hoping people will wake up and take care of what’s around us. We need the UN to be stronger, to work toward one world. People have so much prejudice and ignorance, which is the same thing. Trump goes off, then thinks better of it and apologizes. You can’t do that as President. If you’re going to criticize the Pope, how are you going to deal with Putin?”

Gene Broussard, retired from Shell oil, Jeanerette, LA

How will we live tomorrow?

“I was so responsible in my twenties. Then I said you have to fun every day. You live each day, as the cliché says, like its your last. You enjoy every moment with nature and interaction with people.”

Angie Troutman, skydiver, Ocean Springs, LA

How will we live tomorrow?

“We are planning Mississippi’s first dragon boat race: one drummer, twenty rowers and a guy on the tiller.”

Charlie, contractor, Ocean Springs, LA

How will we live tomorrow?

“We need to get back to conversations. Texting and social media have cramped our social ability. You can spin everything.”

Diane, coffee drinker, Ocean Springs, LA

How will we live tomorrow?

“We need a balance between introverts and extroverts. Our society has revered extroverts for too long.”

Sue, self-described introvert, Ocean Springs, LA

How will we live tomorrow?

“You have to live for today. You have to have goals for tomorrow. The goals have to be achievable but you have to work toward them.”

Diane, iPhone expert user, Ocean Springs, LA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Everything we do is empowering communities to a lifetime of service with the homeless. We are not transactional. We are about community. Communities create relationships, which restore dignity. It’s a messy business.”

Thomas Aitchison, Community First, Austin, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“Very carefully if we don’t shape up.”

Bobby Sapers, Community First carpenter, Austin, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“My biggest worry is the political realm. It’s a bunch of crazy people. They are batshit and yet people are listening to them.”

Cynthia Beeman, Historian, Austin, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“I want to be more positive and more open-minded to other people and other people lives.”

Max Anderson, cyclist, Austin, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“I will live with great sadness in my heart, but I am grateful to be here. I am grateful for life. I hope that one day I will not be sad, but I don’t know when that will be. My dad died in 2007, my brother in 2013, and I never allowed myself to be sad for them.”

Mita, whose mother recently died, Austin, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“Similar to how we live today, but little more friendly.”

Carlos, Deepak Chopra devotee, Austin, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“This craziness we are seeing is a chaotic transfer to a new level of understanding.”

Steve Paul Stamos, juice lover, Austin, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“From my world, I am going to live as I do today. I have a work I like. I have a family I look after. As time goes by I might take up other things I enjoy. I shepherd my family as much as I can. As far as the world is concerned I’d like to live in a Bernie Sanders world with political power. I want our social world to be more open than it is now.”

Mark Burr, physician, Austin, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“I live for today. Tomorrow doesn’t exist.”

Sam Burr, student, Austin, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“Community is important. My world of work dominates my life. They’ve downsized and we have less free time. I’d like to go back to Haiti, to be freer, to be more of a free spirit.”

Lisa Burr, clinician, Austin, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“Scares me to death. Not for me, I’ll be dead. I worry for my grandchildren.”

Mary Smith, volunteer, George Bush Library, College Station, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“What’s on my mind is to acknowledge truth in biology and algebra, my favorite subjects. I struggle with English because I am challenged by syntax intense. We need education to create a better tomorrow.”

Tommy Hudson, ninth-grade students with cystic fibrosis, College Station, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“I am going to follow my artistic pursuits.”

Dave Hudson, landscape architect, College Station, TX

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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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