Anyone consider how my grandma must have felt? She of the white linen summer dresses that came to her well covered ankles? Her daughter, with her hair cut short, sox rolled to the knees, skirts well above same, out drinking and smoking and all of *that*. How about the following generation that had to clean up after that party, with the depression? How about the generation that followed *that* one, with WW2? C'mon folks, we've all had it tough, some more than others but we all manage to survive it, generation after generation.
To: toomuchcoffee; Final Authority
C'mon folks, we've all had it tough, some more than others but we all manage to survive it, generation after generation.
Good perspective. While I find it hard to blame the poster because I share some anger toward the Boomers, I'm also angry at the voters of my parents' generation who fell for the New Deal. I'm sure my kids blame me for the inescapable stuff that came down on my "watch." But most people in any generation have absolutely no influence on whatever happens. Hey, I voted for Goldwater! The economic trends described by Final Authority and the philosophical fall-out from the Enlightenment have led to the present state of the world. Mega-trends overwhelm nearly everything in their paths.
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