Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow?

“Drink your water and take your medicine.”

Ben Pierson, five years old, Athens, GA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully more balanced than today. The concept of balance is important to me. I don’t know how to do it yet. Hopefully, we’ll know that tomorrow.”

Sara, couchsurfing host, Athens, GA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Realistically, I have to work all day tomorrow. But I want us to be more open-minded. I want to be more active in my community.”

Stephanie, student, Athens, GA

How will we live tomorrow?

“The media makes us fear, but I don’t carry any pepper spray or any defense. We have to develop more non-violent ways of addressing conflict resolution. Cyber war is going to make conventional war obsolete.”

Kate, single woman, Athens, GA

How will we live tomorrow?

“America is going the wrong way. The system stresses collaboration and we are losing creativity and innovation. The whole world is Western. The whole world is turning into the United States. A lot of people grow up worrying about status. It doesn’t mean a thing. There’s a book about interviews of retirees in nursing homes. Their biggest regret? ‘I lived someone else’s life.’ When I started living my own life I was happier, and everyone else was happy for me.

“Capitalism makes society function economically, but not sociologically.”

Wes Livingston, PE, President of MicroLNG, Athens, GA

How will we live tomorrow?

“We can live tomorrow by not running each other off the road.”

Cassie, recent bicycle accident victim, Athens, GA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Tomorrow has no guarantee. I don’t know if I will wake up.”

Ndfior Chesi, African dressmaker, Atlanta, GA

How will we live tomorrow?

“I will wake up. I’ve got to go to work.”

Bruce Wayne Powell, journey maker, Atlanta, GA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Better disconnect from your rational brain and figure out how to get better.”

Alex, fitness man, ATL Nutrition

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’ll take it as it comes.”

Katie, motel clerk, Piedmont, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“One day at a time. If I wake up and breathe, that’s a good day. God gave me one more.”

Hazel, McDonald’s, Anniston, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“Or, how well will we live tomorrow?”

Steve Propst, Mental health worker, Anniston, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“Same way I do today, happy and grateful to wake up in the morning and be blessed with another day.”

Wendy, scarf fashionista, Mountain View, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“I have a million thoughts on that. For one, I go to the spiritual. Tomorrow we will align our physical and spiritual selves.”

Dick Richard, architect, Birmingham, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“We need jobs in this city.”

Andrew, homeless man, Birmingham, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully better than today. I learned as a child to honor Him. Pay it forward.”

Amy, owner, Jaxson’s Smokehouse, Cleveland, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“It’s scary, very scary. I’m speechless about it. One thing, there’s still a lot of good people.”

Sean Jaxson, barbecue cook, Cleveland, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“I thank God first thing, and then I fix my mistakes.”

Chris, waitress, Cleveland, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“It’s pretty much the same thing every day.”

Perry, mechanic, Arab, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“I have no idea.”

Tara, motel clerk, Fayetteville, TN

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’ll have more thoughts on that on my birthday, November 9. The day after our election.”

Jane Pence, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“Every day you wake up is a good day.”

Virginia Brown, grandmother, Fayetteville, TN

 

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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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