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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Things that scare me


Movies and books may startle me or make me squeamish, but that's not what scares me.

These are the things that scare me:

1. My middle aged children can't find jobs that lets them be independent.

2, What will happen to my children when we are gone and they have no safety net.

3. The world my grandchildren are growing up in and the world they will inherit.

4. Medicare and Social Security being slashed or even abolished 

5. Another banking crisis where we might lose our home.

6. What's happening to the family farms in this country.

7. The cutting of sports, art, and music in public schools.

8. Teachers having to go on strike for a living wage.

9. Children being separated from their parents, placed in concentration camps and then adopted without parental consent.

10. Living in a nation leaving our allies and standing by to watch genocide while debating whether the President wanted a quid pro quo in the Ukraine.

11. What has made me fear and tremble since November 2016: Donald Trump with the nuclear codes.

16 comments:

Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse said...

My kid is only 11 and I worry about #1 and then the world she's going to live in. So scary.

Lydia said...

Your fears are totally reasonable. I share many of them.

Thanks for stopping by my post earlier today!

Tena said...

Your fears are totally understandable. I share many many of them. Great list.

here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-things-that-scare-me/

Michael Mock said...

Wow. That's a really good list.

Marianne Arkins said...

Worry about our children and their futures is definitely a thing.

P M Prescott said...

Deanna, I worry with you and all the children of today.

P M Prescott said...

Lydia, thanks for your kind words.

P M Prescott said...

Michael, your list was close to mine.

P M Prescott said...

Marianne, as it should be.

P M Prescott said...

Tena, you had a good list too.

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

That's a good list. Yeah, you're right. As a former teacher, they don't get paid enough. I know I wasn't. My father is a farmer and he's not making ends meet, either.

P M Prescott said...

Wendi and Megan I'm glad you agree with me. Teachings hard enough as it is without having to work extra jobs to get by.

Aj @ Read All The Things! said...

I totally agree with everything on this list. There’s some crazy/stupid/spooky stuff going on right now.

Aj @ Read All The Things!

P M Prescott said...

Glad we're in agreement, AJ. Thanks for dropping by.

Tanith Davenport said...

I agree on the terrible things that are happening right now. I'm worried enough about what will happen with Brexit.

P M Prescott said...

From what I've heard this is insanity masquerading as economics. Thanks for stopping by, Tanith.