Young folks nowadays

Reading reports of the Lord Carter/NESTA event this morning I was struck again by the gap between the people currently running the world and the world that so many of us now inhabit.

I occasionally get drawn into "the world is going to rack and ruin" type conversations and am invariably accused of being naive and optimistic. The next step is for political labels such as "conservative" or "socialist" to start being thrown around. I struggle to relate to those labels these days and they seem to be me to relate to an old, dying, world.

Yes, I do have an optimism about the future and believe that these are really exciting times to be alive, know what I know and be involved in what I am involved in.

Maybe we just need better words to describe this exciting future.