Student Voice


November 30, 2023



Letter to the editor

What kind of generation will we be?

April 27, 2007

Lately, I've been thinking about what America means to me. It seems that there has been a lot of recent complaints and anger directed at our way of life here in the United States. It confuses me as to why people complain about how rough we have it here, and quite frankly, its sickening. It's time to wake up and realize how great we have it here instead of taking it for granted and getting angry at the rich. By no means am I financially wealthy, nor do I feel that I have to be in order to live a happy, prosperous, and peaceful life. I'm thankful for all the little things, that aren't so little. First, I have the freedom to serve my Creator.

Secondly, I have a wonderful family that I wouldn't trade for the world.

Third, my country gives me the freedom to succeed in life.

We face a lot of hurdles as a country, and these are relatively new to this generation. My Grandfather's generation also came up against one of the greatest trials of mankind, and they joined together to form the "Greatest Generation." I never once heard my Grandpa complain about how bad World War II was, and trust me, it wasn't pretty. But they stood together and defeated Hitler and many other evils in the world. Today, we face a much different enemy, and our country does not seem so united.

Instead, some Americans I'm afraid, have already decided that this battle is too hard and too long. I for one am thankful that our Grandpa's and Grandma's did not say this when protecting us from Communism and tyranny.

They stood the test and fought for our future generations. Now, we have the opportunity to do so, but will we? Will we sit back and keep complaining about how bad our way of life is here in the United States? Or, will we determine to move on to greater things? What will future generations say of ours? Let's not be remembered as the "Weakest Generation."

Josh Sandey