Australia Day 2016

So another year another Australia Day (Wiki) (which also means a Public Holiday …YAY!) Australia Day is celebrated annually on the 26th of January and the reason is straightforward. It’s to “celebrate” the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. Over the last few years it’s created a few problems, clearly as it also means the moment where the people who are indigenous to Australia were slaughtered (think what happened to the Native Americans).

Today I shall be enjoying the day off of work with going to the beach with a few friends and my partner down at the beach. The weather has actually been a bit off and has been cold (it’s supposed to be the middle of Summer at the moment). The other exciting thing on Australia Day is that people who took the Citizenship test and passed it, get their official certificate on this day. The ceremony to receive the certificate takes place on this day and they have a ceremony for it.

21st Century Citizen

Here is the question:

Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?

For years I always had this feeling that I was born in the wrong era, I love the hippy life…Except for not shaving…I enjoy shaving. The last couple of years I’ve felt more and more like I belong here. I can embrace my hippy lifestyle and still belong in the now. It’s weird in a way, I still feel like I’d prefer to be among the 70’s but the way with technology and even with social media, I’ve been helping others to understand how to use social media in a positive way rather than negative. Which cannot be done back in the 70s (the technology was not available thne). So I’ve been spreading the love and peace, but using it for the 21st century. It’s a whole different way of life.