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The Kids Are Doing All Right

Four Stories

Story 1

A friend’s daughter (14) bags the second spot in the 2015 National Geography Bee Championship.

Story 2

A friend’s son (14) wins the 2015 Grade 4 ITF Clay Court Singles Tennis Championship in Sweden.

Story 3

A friend’s daughter (14) grabs the All Around 5th spot in the 2015 Australian National Gymnastics Championships.

Story 4

A local 12 year old boy (not a personal acquaintance) decides to help out homeless people in the Detroit neighborhood not out of whim, but simply based on what his heart told him to do. He now has made this as his mission in life (among other things such as playing for the Tigers, becoming the President of the country, etc.) – that he wants to eliminate homelessness completely.

I heard/read about all the above stories in 4 different & disjoint instances in the past couple of weeks.

Tonight, I sit back to assimilate & chew on these four stories and I somehow feel compelled to connect them all in a way that makes it meaningful to the father in me.

I feel proud of these kids – simply because I share the same timeline with them during Earth’s cosmic travel.

I feel inspired by what they have achieved.

I feel happy for their parents.

I want to take the very essence out of these stories, all of which are enormously inspiring in their own right, to say the least.

Yes, The Kids are doing all right. They just need love, guidance & assurance that they are doing all right!!

……..And I just need to remember that every day.


Besides fantasizing about being a Peter Gibbons at least for a couple of days at my work, I think I have a long way to go to realize some of the other fantasies. But like any ambitious man out there, I will get there! Note: All views expressed in this blog are mine alone and have got nothing to do with my company Cogent IBS, Inc., its employees or any of its affiliates.

3 thoughts on “The Kids Are Doing All Right

  1. Reblogged this on Ripples and commented:
    Just all right? I would word it as great and bit more.. 😉

    Though I know none of them, I just get the vibe that the world is becoming better with the coming generation.. 🙂

    1. Thank you for stopping by (again) 🙂 I know – But it’s just a figure of speech. Absolutely, these kids are inspiring and more.

      The real intent is that we tend to worry too much sometimes about our future generations when we really don’t have to and shouldn’t. There are inspiring people in every generation. And what they do to inspire fellow beings of their generation varies depending on the times they live in..

      If we try to control what they should and what they shouldn’t based on what we think is “right” I think we are just curtailing their freedom which will be counterproductive. Let kids be kids. Let them find their source of inspiration. We just need to be their guides and more than that we need to act as their security net when they fail. They will be fine. Just like we are…

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