Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow?

“Increasingly, people will look to the stars and the earth. We will continue to look for our escape to space but we will find our solutions. I think the technology exists to address our challenges; we just need to work on implementation.”

Adam, night school student, Bentonville AR

“The non-profit sector represents the failure of business and the public sector.”

How will we live tomorrow?

“We will live happy and we will work hard at being happy.”

Romano, Taco Truck Owner, Bentonville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“We have our great grandchildren with us for Thanksgiving. Today is my husband’s 75th birthday.”

Georgy DuPriest, McDonald’s customer, Fayetteville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“Some of the answers you get are so wacky I’m not sure I want mine among them.”

Jean Beaulieu, blog reader, Fort Smith AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I will wake up tomorrow and eat breakfast and ask a lot of question because I have a big mouth.”

Olivia LaCaze, nine-year-old gymnast, Russellville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I cannot think of an answer.” Jonathan sat silent for at least ten minutes, then continued. “I’m trying to break it down and see what words I could substitute to clarify it. If we do live tomorrow I think the way we will live tomorrow depends on how we treat everything around us today. You never know what will happen: an earthquake could split us or someone could come up from behind. Our actions can influence some of that. Maybe not the earthquake.”

Jonathan Remy, proficient at drawing blind, Russellville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully better than we do today.”

Debbie Ferguson, retired banker, Conway AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“It’s a matter of adaptation. We have to be open to change.”

Courtney Gresham, Conway AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“We’re going down to camp to deer hunt. It’s more about the camp than the hunting.”

Wayne Stevens, retired, Dumas AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“That bike must have cost you quite a bit.”

Bobby Brown, wearing camouflage, Dumas AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I will live in Mayflower. I’ve lived here my whole life.”

Casey, Smach’s Restaurant, Mayflower AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“Positively.”

Carolyn, Central High School, Little Rock AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“Better and in peace. There’s not much evidence of that, but you’ve got to hope.”

Douglass, National Park Service, Little Rock AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“What I hope for is the American dream – the human dream – food, clothing, shelter. I live the status quo but I am so aware of people who do not have this.”

Cindy Reyes, Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I just bought a new bicycle.”

Michael Taylor, one earring, Little Rock AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“Just the best I can. I thank God every day for today and I will thank Him tomorrow.”

Joy Galbraith, charming receptionist, Little Rock AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m afraid for tomorrow. Our kids have no respect for natural resources. They are inside on video games instead of appreciating nature. What will ife be like in twenty years? We’re depleting our natural resources. The only hope is science to win this battle: reduce fossil fuels, increase wind power, and give us a new society.”

Leah, Manager of Delta Resort and Spa, Tillar AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m a little bit scared. Every day I think, how is this happening? I was watching CNN and they are taking abnormal things and reporting them as if they were normal.

“People think what they want to think. Lately, I think people don’t think at all. We just have a knee-jerk reaction to everything. A man came in here recently and said, ‘Keep those Jap camps open for the Muslims.’ Ignorance scares me to death. Muslims don’t scare me at all.”

Kay Garling Roberts, curator, Japanese-American Internment Museum, McGehee AR

“American’s tend to think that other cultures do terrible things, but we do them as well.”

 

 

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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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