Conversations with an Indigo Child:
Me: What’s on your mind:
The Indigo Child: People want to know why our children are tired, anxious, and riddled with depression. We are tired; we are tired from rapid shifting in our moods as we await the ever-evolving battle on our earth, resources and future. We have attachment issues because our parents who are absent in our presence as they drown in the murky waters of social media, smart phones and instant gratification coupled with the emasculation of our fathers, the de-feminisation of our mothers and the lost values that belonged to our grandmothers and grandfathers. We have anxiety and worry about our futures as homeownership becomes a memory and affordable housing is nonexistent; student loans haunt our dreams as we see our parents increase their underpaid workloads to make ends meet in a way that is almost taunting. Barnyard and Candy Crush games become the apple of our parents’ eyes with their excitement and emotional response greater than that given to the achievement of walking, talking, toileting and educational achievement. Reaching the final level of Black Ops or Crush Saga is as important as reaching 10,000 friends on social media, yet more important than attending parent conferences, PTA meetings or enforcing discipline. Apple, Samsung and Hewlett are our foster parents while police officers are disciplinarians without restraint. Our president loves to hate, lives to kill and claims that he destroys to build. Our schools are war sites and learning is the equivalent of forgetting. People listen to ignore, talk to put down and fight to disagree. Our depressed little minds are unsure of who we were created to be because the structure around us is crumbling; where we used to grow up with some resemblance of hope for the future, we are hopeless. The people who are supposed to build us up are building their profiles. I sometimes think and I wish that the people that I knew on Facebook were as cool as the people that they are in real life. It's funny to me how people can live such dichotomous lives. We as their children see it. The lack of structure in homes and communities condition us to fail. We are anxious and worried because we keenly aware that we are not being equipped to take on the futures; we are angry because we are facing a future we did not choose. The dollar will be worthless. We have lived in war since 2001; schools are cesspools of inequality and violence. We children have been left to make grown-up choices and are punished subsequently. We are punished by dirty water, polluted air, high rates of living, political failure etc. This is what we are faced with, and this is why we are tired, anxious and depressed.