“I am 24 years old. I am a happy person overall, but lately I’ve been feeling down. With everything going on in today’s world, and the state of society these days, it scares me at times.
I felt safe in the ’90s. Not so much seemed to be happening back then. Life was simpler. Is what I’m experiencing normal, or is it something more?
– Feeling Down in CT”
Dear Feeling Down,
“I felt safe in the ’90’s.” Uh, what?
You’re 24 right now, meaning that you were most likely born in 1993. Meaning you were four when Titanic came out and I was standing in line with my grandma to see the movie that EVERYONE had to see. This also means that your perception of the ’90’s is skewed.
“Not so much seemed to be happening back then.” You weren’t old enough to remember the OJ Simpson trial (not the awesome FX TV show), the first Harry Potter book being released, the JonBenet Ramsey murder, Seinfeld, Princess Diana’s death, Clinton-Cigar-Monica-Gate, Susan Lucci FINALLY winning an Emmy, the LA Riots, Beanie Babies, the Oklahoma City Bombing… You see where I’m going here? You were a young child at the time so of course you felt safe!
You were a child who’s only real concern was trying to ride a bike without training wheels and figuring out how to tie your shoes! I’m oversimplifying, I know, but I need to in order to make my point.
If current events have you so down then do something about it and be proactive in your community and be the change you want to see in the world.