Fandango’s Provocative Question #160


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

My wife and I spent much of the day yesterday with our two grandchildren, both of whom are under two years old. As we were driving home, I asked my wife what kind of world she thought our grandkids will grow up in. She actually started to cry.

This week’s provocative question is…

Do you think, given everything that is going on in the world, that children born these days will have a worse or better life than their parents? Why do you feel that way?

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33 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #160

  1. Irene March 9, 2022 / 5:50 am

    Sadly, I think that at least a couple of generations will suffer all the awful snow-ball effects of war, pollution and the COVID pandemic on health, inflation and global warming… the world as we knew it, is no more.

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  2. RuthScribbles March 9, 2022 / 6:23 am

    Sadly every older generation is sure the grandchildren will grow up in a much worse world. The pendulum swings wildly from left to right and back again. I sure wish it would stop and stay center.

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    • Fandango March 9, 2022 / 10:23 pm

      But have older generations had to deal with changes to our climate that if not addressed could cause our planet to be uninhabitable?

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  3. Marleen March 9, 2022 / 7:49 am

    Negativity about younger generations, in the past, seems to me, usually had to do with just being different or more accepting (of different hair or music or of little girls being allowed to climb trees). Right now, we have existential threats from digitalization and control and the possible point of no return that billionaires have reached where the general public can’t recover try democracy to destruction of the environment that isn’t abating (and I don’t just mean climate change). Nevertheless, this is the most optimistic thing I’ve heard in a while (I mean the guest):

    Nicole Perlroth: Cybersecurity and the Weapons of Cyberwar | Lex Fridman Podcast #266 · 2 weeks ago

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    • Marleen March 9, 2022 / 7:57 am

      …. true democracy …..

      I mean this in the sense of functionality, not some dickering about “republic” v democracy. The Soviet Union had elections, but they were a farce — kinda like Russia now. But I’m not so sure about our own system allowing much choice.

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  4. bushboy March 9, 2022 / 11:21 am

    The children will create their own version of the world whatever that may be

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