20-20 Visions

Cooch
Did you know I starred as The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Be in our grade 7 interpretation of A Christmas Carol? Fun fact.

Bast
You don’t say.

Cooch
Yup. I think it was pretty well received, from all accounts.


Bast
Well, congrats. Kind of a dark character for you, no?

Cooch
Unfairly maligned. I mean, people generally miss the point of TGOCYTB. It was just trying to open Scrooge’s eyes to what might happen if he didn’t pay attention to what was going on around him.

Bast
Which is a message that still applies today, right? I think the ghost would predict some pretty dire things ahead of us if we don’t smarten up pretty soon.

Cooch
Time is not on our side. Still, here we are at the start of a new decade. And if we are ever to see the world clearly, it should be this year, right? Given that it’s 20-20.

Bast
So, all-seeing ghost, what’s your vision of where we’ll be in 10 years?

Cooch
I like Ida Auken’s take on the possibilities.

Bast
I like it too, but how realistic is it? I feel like there are a lot of things in the way of us getting there.

Cooch
It will require feistiness. I think we’ll need feistiness now, more than ever. From everyone.

Bast
Okay. Top 20 ways to be feisty in 2020. Go.

Cooch
Ask questions! You can’t believe everything that’s handed to you.

Bast
Travel to a new place (sustainably) and meet new people.

Cooch
Listen to someone whose views are radically different from your own.

Bast
Learn something you thought you’d never learn.

Cooch
Be brave. Stand on a corner and hold up a sign.

Bast
Write a letter. Send it to someone who can make a difference. Remember chain letters? Start one.

Cooch
Be kind to someone you don’t know, for no reason.

Bast
Be kind to yourself. The resistance needs spritually- and physically-well warriors.

Cooch
Give to a charity – give time, give money, give a shout-out. Just give.

Bast
Go crazy doing things that will help other people.

Cooch
Find your voice, and then use it to make it easier for others to share theirs.

Bast
Let your creative spirit out. Let it lead you.

Cooch
Pay it forward. It’s the only direction that makes sense.

Bast
Make something that sounds radical into an everyday habit.

Cooch
Find your passion.

Bast
Get mad.

Cooch
Vote. Vote out people who tell you they know what to do. Vote in people who will work together to find answers.

Bast
Run for office as an independent.

Cooch
Speak up.

Bast
And finally, to quote the ever-feisty Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise (who is coming out of retirement in 2020 because, well, because we need him back): Engage.

One thought on “20-20 Visions

  1. Haha love this! Need to hear more from the Feisty Chicks. The inspiration is necessary and welcome. Stay calm and feist on (is that a thing? If it isn’t, it should be).

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