Intergalactic Website Calls Earth “Bad Place to Raise Family”

The Milky Way, Universe — Intergalactic ranking website,, listed “Earth” as one of the worst places to raise a family, citing lack of global access to clean drinking water, the refusal of wealthy countries to accept refugees escaping war-torn regions, and the comments on Southeast Texas news’ Facebook pages.

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Why am I afraid?

Why am I afraid? Maybe I’m not. My fear is not the fear of those with less privilege than me.

I will be ok.

Of course I will – I am white. Yes, I’m female, but I believe both genders suffer in a world that says, “Men: be this way. Women: be that way” and then punishes those who say, “No.”

If I’m not afraid, what am I?

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Why You Should Ask Why

Always seek yourself. I’ve internalized that mantra since high school. When life felt full of questions, I wrote them down. Sometimes I found answers, sometimes I found more questions. More importantly, over time, I found myself.

Millennials are constantly derided for our “me” focus, but looking inward makes us grow. We’re a generation that asks, “Why?”

Older generations hate that question – we see it lampooned frequently in family sitcoms. A beleaguered adult wit-wrestles with a child who repeatedly asks, “Why?”

And what is the reaction?

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