Who Says This Generation of Young Adults is Narcissistic?
As a teenager, as soon as I realized that I could get in my car and just keep driving, I did.
I didn't worry about being abducted, much less being abducted into the sex trade, I didn't know what that meant.
I got in my car and drove. Often.
I started in Atlanta and I usually ended up north of Philadelphia at my brother's house. He and his wife had four small children then. My sister-in-law's laugh not only warmed up the room, but for me, it was and it is, the sound of Love. So is the sound of children. Having just an older mother and me at home for so many years, somehow they also felt more like my home base than home did.
I didn't think about those who might not have a home, or a home base, or about what it would be like to have parents unable to keep me, so they sold me.
My brother and his wife's children are all in their twenties now, all with interesting lives and careers, but I don't know them like I used to... I don't just get in the car and drive anymore. A week's drive one way from Oregon to all of my extended family is intimidating for even me and flying has little appeal, that's not a road trip! I'm not on Facebook so I'm not even sure I exist as far as they are concerned. This last sentence is the reality for anyone out there who wants to be in touch with nieces and nephews, or anyone, okay even my own children! who may or may not be far away...I'm still dragging my feet.
I hadn't thought about how global this up-and-coming generation is, how aware they are of their peers, whether across the world or around the corner, because they all converge online, share online.
Some travel and begin to care, some learn online and begin to care...
So all the more surprise to find this e flyer sent to me this week called "Cody and Dion's 2010 Rickshaw Run" which is posted on Facebook.
This is what popped out at me first:
The trio will be raising much needed funds for victims of Nepal's sex trade, one of the biggest such operations in the world.
One member of this trio is my nephew.
Only together can we stop the cycle and be a part of the solution.
Now I know more who my nephew is.
Now I know more.
For more details about this journey or to donate go on Facebook, under:
Cody and Dion's 2010 Rickshaw Run.
AUGUST 10, 2010 2:04PM