By Jim Selman | BioI want to create a new organization to stamp out stupidity and indifference and restore common decency and goodwill into society. I think I’ll call it the National Organization of Pissed-Off Elders (N.O.P.E.).
What’s pissing us off?
A lot more than just ‘aging’ issues like Social Security, pharmaceuticals and our sex lives.
First, it pisses us off that the people in charge are squandering away the opportunities they had to make the world work, or at least be a better place. For example…
- Thinking we get stupid as we get older
- Growth at any cost
- Special interests
- Contrived controversy
- Bullying, greed and intolerance
- Turning an economic mechanism like capitalism into an ideology
- “Us versus Them”ism
N.O.P.E. could have both positive and negative strategies. For example, when we’re talking to someone who is speaking baby talk to us or raising their voice so we can hear, we could shout