Many things demand solutions.
Our First World problems, like
Student loan payments.
I understand – hopefully you do too –
That we cause these problems with our
Teenage financial illiteracy.
It’s true. Perhaps unpleasant to admit,
But true. We have brought this upon ourselves.
As a society, this First World,
No, our New World is fallen.
Like Babylon in 539 B.C.E.
Some of us care.
The rest of us scoff at the
Some of us try to stop national debt.
The rest of us sneer at the
Some of us fight to give others chances.
The rest of us sigh at the
Some of us can’t stand cruelty.
The rest of us scorn them, those
Animal rights activists.
Some teenagers have learned responsibility.
The rest of them spurn those few as
I may be short-sighted, selfish even,
To focus on these problems
In light of the rest of the world.
But we have caused them
So we must fix them.
Then we can fix the rest of the world.
I don't think the answer lies in
Better waste management,
Different national leadership,
Improved financial education.
I believe the answer lies in
All of our