Don't fight the future

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2000

No television, noise pollution, tourist cars, trucks, road out of Juneau and nothing for teens to do.

Let's roll up the sidewalks, lock ourselves in our houses and put a bubble around Juneau so nothing and no one can get in or out. I didn't know that we had the right to tell people that they can't come and visit Juneau. How would you like someone to tell you that you can't go visit his or her town?

Are we suppose to give up all the modern things? How about we take away everyone's computers?

What are we teaching our kids to do when things don't go their way? We need to teach our kids that there will be things in life that they won't like. We need to stop complaining and improve what we can and accept what we can't. The future is here and we need to change with it.

We need a road out of Juneau for lots of reasons. The more ferries we get, the more pollution to our marine life. With a road, the extent of pollution would not be as great. The future always brings the uncertainties of life. We need to learn to adjust as we grow. We can't stop the future.

If stopping the future is what is wanted, people should buy an island and move to it. Then their future will be in their hand hands and their hands alone. If all we do is complain about the present, then the future is going to be full of pessimistic people who can't remember that life is supposed to be fun with little worries.

If we would actually take the time that we spent criticizing every detail about our city and got over the minor ``problems'' of Juneau, then we would have a wonderful city and community to live and grow in.

Oh, but wait, we don't want that, now do we?

The Hunt family

Lester, Margaret, Lester Jr. and Ashley


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