One really good thing about being busy with a grandson and daughter needing you for the moment, I have taken a respite from all the political websites. This, gratefully, has given me a little more upbeat feel for our current economic plight. Knowing full well that what we focus on becomes a physical and mental zeppelin, reading Mother Jones, Huffington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Politico.com, EconoWhiner, etc., gives you an idea just how informed I am at any given moment. What it also does is give one a very pessimistic view of all that is happening. It wasn't until my daughter commented on the possibility of not having more children, that I took pause. I needed to tell her that the world has never been perfect, and yet humanity has continued. There is always the possibility of things getting better. And I really do believe things are going to get better. Much better. The reason for this belief is all the incredible energy going into solving the world's problems. Nothing like hitting bottom to get every one's attention. The economic meltdown in the U.S. has affected the entire world. They now know that when we go down, they also are very negatively affected.
Sixty Minutes did a portion of their program on how Saudi Arabia is now putting their extensive wealth behind finding alternative fuel sources. While denying the end of oil based fuel sources, they are also preparing for the future with solar, wind, etc. This is just one country working on alternative energy sources. Obama, and many others believe the U.S. needs to lead this effort. No denying this would be a boon for our economy. No, in fact, other than a few really difficult years, I see our world finally coming into the new century. We're talking an infrastructure that is befitting the twenty first century, clean fuel and energy sources, a world populace educated on their effect on the planet. All in all, not a bad future. Certainly not one that should exclude another grandchild.