I attended a city council meeting in little ol' St George, UT. It was a great eye opening experience for me to see who these "master builders" are in this community and where this older generation wants to keep a community while they have their sojourn here for the next 20 years, some 25 more, maybe..
I enjoyed a dream a couple nights ago. I was walking next to a dirt lot that had many labor-intensive people working on it. They all were an older generation. As I was walking with a group of younger people, maybe some, the same age as myself next to this lot. We were actually heckled by this older generation for not being of "hard labor material". So I stopped and slid down into this dirt pit with this older generation, picked up a shovel and started throwing dirt up to the side from below. As I walked in this pit and looked up at this mound (that was actually not appealing to the eye, it was a structure that there were only a few at the top) I had a shovel in my hand and then some rocks started to fall downward on me from above. There were older people casting these stones and exclaiming "What are you doing here" "You don't belong here" and one older gentlemen was in my face in a very negative and intimidating way. As I walked more in this pit and viewed what was built by this older generation, it clearly showed that it only prospered a certain amount and type of people and it was not an attractive place. I could see why, no one else walking along this lot wanted to even take a glance over.
What does it mean? Your guess is as good as mine.
I feel that because of my instance in joining in a city council meeting. I could see clearly how local politicians and city council members act when this older generation was in attendance. Elections were coming up and they knew who they needed to cater to. With this dream I had I could see that what had been built was not something that screamed innovation, it was something that only benefited a few on this structure that was built. From this dream I feel that this younger generation really needs to take their glance over at this "lot" that has been built and see what needs to become better for our society and future generations I am so poor in my knowledge when it comes to city management, right now. It is time for a younger generation to take their skills of technology and infuse that with city management and future planning. The most selfless form of life is creating something that you may never yourself see the benefits of. What a concept right?