In this age of information, we are inundated with sources from where the information comes. The Internet is a hub of activity for media and people who have news to share. We are also living in an age that has aptly been called ‘The New Normal’.
Now, new stuff is always great – no one ever said things have to be the same way all the time - progress is good. But have we actually progressed… or are we, even unknowingly, slowly digressing?
One search on Google and you’re going to find hundreds of what are called ‘Back in my day’ memes. They all start with some old guy saying, “Back in my day…”
It’s good to laugh!
Today we can listen to the new guy or the old guy. Sure, life wasn’t necessarily a bed of roses back in the day, either. But, if you compare the issues from back then to the issues of now, there’s a big difference.
These days ‘anything goes’. With the introduction of You Tube especially, kids are being subjected to information we as adults would cringe over. You can monitor what your kids see, but it goes further than You Tube. Cartoons, movies, comics, and books seem to want kids to grow up too quickly and, more often than not, be rebellious in some way or another.
Gone are the ‘Winnie the Pooh’ days where stories held morals and messages. Even ‘Walt Disney’ movies are filled with such dark content, not many kids jump at the opportunity to watch any of their latest films.
George, being the age he is, hasn’t really gotten into this ‘New Normal’ himself. In fact he’s not too aware of just how odd things are for kids these days. Sure, older folks can see kids aren’t climbing trees anymore, or playing with paper airplanes and animals, or adventuring through their back gardens in search of fairies – nowadays everything’s digital. If it’s not on a screen it probably doesn’t exist – now there’s a scary thought when considering the minds of kids these days.
And so George writes from the heart, from a place where morals and values still reside. His books aim to help sensitive kids to overcome disabilities that they might feel slow them down in today’s society. If you can’t do one thing like everyone else, you can be sure there’s something else you can do that’s probably even better than that other one thing. And that’s what’s going to help you to succeed.
Stop trying to ‘go with this flow’ of nowadays. It could drag you down. All kids are smart, beautiful, intelligent and able to do more than they can even, at this point, imagine. If you had a school with a fish, a monkey, a hyena, a horse, a butterfly, an elephant, a rhino and an ostrich, could you really expect them all to pass an exam based on their ability to climb trees?
Getting the right messages across to kids is best done with books – books with awesome illustrations and great characters. George has achieved this and looks forward to having you read his stories.
Open the page – a world of wonder awaits you!
Copyright George Green © 2016 Rancho Mirage, CA, USA