I don’t know about you, but I am really, really frustrated, anxious and ready to jump off a cliff. But I wasn’t raised that way. I was raised to pull up my bootstraps, roll up my sleeves and to remember that tough times “separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls” (quoted from William Peck, ExVP, Davison’s, Atlanta, 1974). However, this is the Digital Age and we do things differently now — WE GO ONLINE.
Why Seniors with Attitude SWA
Honestly, it took the reference in the movie “Santa Claus” with Tim Allen a few years back for me to connect the “with attitude” label. “Elves with Attitude” was a funny line on its own, but it was originally N.W.A. and Dr. Dre that rocked the music world with this label. Think how many times N.W.A. is used and how much power it has ultimately gained. Seniors need power, too. We love and appreciate AARP but this seems like a good time to bring some “attitude” to the forefront.
Note: I’m hoping Dr. Dre will forgive the obvious takeoff and instead of taking legal action against copyright infringement will jump on and be a part of our new “grey movement.“
Who should participate in Seniors with Attitude SWA
Well, ask yourself: Am I going to grow older (hopefully) and will I need a strong voice about the quality of life, everyday rights and financial opportunities available to me no matter my ancestry (or, at this point, age)?
What can be done by Seniors with Attitude SWA
Who knows? But I’m willing to find out! How about you? I want to see improvements in:
affordable senior housing,
nutritional, non-processed food in environmentally-minded packaging available everywhere,
better city planning focused on walking for most of our daily requirements,
getting people out of cars to reduce carbon emissions and improve overall health,
electing individuals that listen, adhere to term limits and agree to receiving ONLY public donations.
Note: that last one was to see if you were paying attention.
So much to do. So little time. So many people suffering, agonizing each and every day about the most basic of needs.
We are all the same. Get on board with it. We love our star athletes, movie and television stars, corporate leaders, artists, designers and more. But think: do we give ANY of those recognized celebrities a color label before mentioning their name? Nope. Just when does it click within our subconscious, while describing someone, to go from being a color-required description to not — when does an individual go from being not acceptable to acclaimed status? I’m talking to you: PBS World News and The New York Times — we do not need to introduce a person within a story as “a black man, a Mexican woman,” . . . give the individual respect by NAMING THEM, not labeling them.
We’ve got some ‘splaining to do. Re-read Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I’ve Got A Dream” speech.
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Rest in peace RBG — your passing is incredibly sad and you will be missed by everyone who knew you.