To the Editor:
I want to respond to Josh Hardin’s article, “Hippies leave more than just flowers,” that ran in the September 23rd edition. To Mr. Hardin: Being young has never been easy for any generation. Take some time to talk to your grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles about life when they were young. I’m sure you’ll end up with less of a chip on your shoulder about being young at this point and time in history.
I’m not saying that I wish starvation, war, or outhouses on any member of our generation or our country. I am saying that I wish “Generation X” would stop complaining about how bad we have it. When you start to think about how miserable you are because of problems that Mr. Hardin likes to blame our parents for, think about your indoor plumbing.
Think about the food you eat every day. Think about the opportunity you have to get such a great education at CSU.
Go out and vote. Be part of the solution instead of sitting at home whining about the problems. Work hard to achieve what you want, and don’t expect things to be handed to you. Be responsible about your sexuality. Uphold your own beliefs even if people around you disagree. Of course generations of the past have made mistakes. And let me tell you, we will too.
So will our children. It’s life. By the way, Mr. Hardin, if you respect and listen to older generations and let them get to know you, they won’t have a reason to call you spoiled and selfish unless you are, right?