Sometimes, in the locker room at the gym, you hear some really strange conversations. Things like two totally naked men talking about how much getting a new fence installed should cost. I'm not sure how old you have to be to feel that standing around naked is the right time to have that conversation, but I know that the answer is not 'almost 40', because I don't have conversations while standing around naked.
Any today I heard a couple of young kids having a conversation that somewhat warmed my heart. At first glance, I thought the kids might have been like 5 years old, but they were probably more like 13-14.
Kid 1: Did you Obama is going to give us free college!
Kid 2: That would be cool...college costs like 50K a year!
Kid 3: Yeah, but it's not free.
Kid 1: What do you mean? It said on the news that it would be free.
Kid 3: It's going to be paid for with taxes...that isn't free.
Kid 2: But I don't pay taxes, so....yeah.
Kid 3: Not now, but you will pay taxes like that someday.
If it wouldn't have been really creepy for a stranger to approach a teenage boy in the locker room and give him a high-five, I would have done so.
Nice to see that at least some of the younger generation get's it.