In this day and age it’s hard for the young generation. I myself am 17 and just “woke up” 2 years back and only just stumbled across Ishmael. I read your book and it all clicked in. I believe myself to be a bright and talented individual, except I lose out when it comes to bothering to do anything. It’s already so hard leaving school and then deciding whether or not to further pursue education for a better prospect. And then to have Ishmael answer all those questions I wondered about, makes things worse.
There is so much pressure from every corner that choosing to continue contributing towards the problem or to improve on what we already have and spread hope is a difficult choice. On one hand we can improve, find hope, spread hope for saving these people and this world—not at the click of a finger but through small steps. But life has been and is already tough—how much more can one take?
We have the conventional ways that at least lead to social satisfaction—like drowning yourself in the Takers society just because it’s really too hard to find hope and struggle to give hope to others.
I find that people are deaf and will listen and return back to their search for “gold digging.” its sounds like a silly excuse but what hope is there for young people who are after seeing so many knocks in life and maybe more in the future. What I mean to say is Takers need the future generation.
How can we put a stop to it? How can we make ourselves want to put a stop to it when we are promised “gold” if we continue digging? I myself can say I don’t want the “gold,” but if it means having to blend and have some peace from the hard knocks then “Why not?” is the uneasy question that comes up.