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What is IT?

What is IT?

I am a baby boomer.  Yep, that’s me.  I grew up in a different world than the one we live in today.  Born in 1961 in Tacoma with an eventual move to Everett.  Living in a home with 3 children and 1 parent working – which was more of the norm back then.  We didn’t have a lot, but we seemed to have enough and we were for the most part happy.  We helped others when we could; we respected authority, went to church and believed in the golden rule.  I suspect many boomers can relate to this, and that is why I’m finding myself spending more and more time lately, wondering how IT happened?  When did IT happen?  And more importantly, can IT be stopped or are we on a path of no return?

So I’m guessing that you are probably wondering what IT is?  Well, I will do my best to describe IT.  First off, for the purposes of full disclosure I want you to know that I really, really don’t like IT.  I don’t support IT and, God willing never will.  Although, I do have to admit that for years though, I would turn a blind eye to IT and simply pretend I didn’t see IT or perhaps just misinterpreted IT.  I felt justified in doing so feeling that I was busy, raising a family and that IT was someone else’s problem.  I suspect countless others have felt and done the same.  But as I’ve gotten older, I have learned that ignoring IT only makes IT grow stronger.  That IT seems to feed off of your indifference, and your silence, much like IT also feeds off of your fear.  And the more fear there is the larger and stronger IT gets.  And the larger and stronger IT gets, the more power IT has.

IT has quietly been recruiting and building since I was a child.  IT has taken on many forms over the years and you can see IT everywhere once you start really looking for IT.  IT is at schools; in our government; at the mall, in movies and TV.  IT is in our books, on the internet and sadly enough IT is in many homes.  IT has now made inroads into our daily lives to a point where we now notice if IT is not there.  IT has infiltrated everywhere and now IT is recruiting at what seems to be breakneck speed.  IT always wants more and is never satisfied.

By now you have probably figured out for yourself what IT is.  We all, each and every one of us are responsible for IT and we need to take a step back, take a deep breath, exhale and look in the mirror.  Ask yourself this question, “What have I done today to stop IT and make my community better”?  Think for a minute.  Do you have an answer?

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