What is your gift to the next generation?The world we live in is full of resources that we use every day. We have food on our table, fresh air to breath, clean water to drink, fresh flowers that perfume our ways, greenery around that elevates us, fuel to cook and even drive, power fo use for our welfare, the technology that makes our work easy, etc. The resources that we use today are the gifts of our ancestors who have used and even preserved it for their next generation.
In the present world that we live in, the food we eat is full of chemicals and fertilisers, air and water are polluted due to environmental degradation, trees and forest are cut in the name of progress, too much extraction of fuel and resources that are changing the eco-system, every technology is helpful yet harmful, bonding is going away, etc.
The things that we all have is only property or money but what will do when they won't have food, water, the air that is the main sources for life. My mother has the habit of planting trees and whenever we question her for what she is planting as she is old and would not enjoy its fruits. She would smile and answer, I know I won't be able to have its fruits but my children and their children may enjoy it. In such small thoughts, they are giving their best to the next generation. Do the new generation remember the sacrifices of the older generation?
In the Holy Bible, Joel 1:2-3 It is written, "Hear this, you elders; listen, all who live in the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your days or in the days of your ancestors? Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation." What does the present generation have in mind of passing to their next generation? What would be your gift to the next generation apart from money and property?
(My 14th entry for the ISC 13th Birthday Special - A thread a day challenge. )