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” (fondly 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, the movie “Santa Claus” with Tim Allen a few years back re-introduced me to the “with attitude” label. “Elves with Attitude” was a funny line on its own, but it was a play off of N.W.A., Dr. Dre’s original marketing label. Think how many times N.W.A. is used and how much recognition the name has. Seniors need recognition, too. We love and appreciate AARP but this seems like a good time to bring some “attitude“and maybe make some noise.
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: As I grow older (hopefully) will I need a stronger voice to ensure my quality of life, everyday human rights and financial opportunities no matter my ancestry?
What can be done by Seniors with Attitude SWA
Who knows? But I’m willing to find out! How about you? I personally want to see improvements in:
affordable senior housing,
better nutrition, non-processed food available in environmentally-minded packaging everywhere — no more food deserts;
better city planning so we can easily walk for the majority of our daily errands and activities,
getting people out of cars, reducing carbon emissions and improving 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.
My two cents: We are all the same. We love our star athletes, movie and television stars, corporate leaders, artists, designers and more. But consider: do we give ANY of those celebrities a color label before mentioning their name? Nope. When does our subconscious describe someone from being color-required to not — when does an individual go from being not acceptable to acclaimed? I’m talking to you: PBS World News and The New York Times — we do not need to introduce an individual 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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