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Taught to live in the present, with no anchors to the past, this generation is perfectly suited for the task ahead of them.
But I weep for them, for what is rightfully theirs but hasn’t been given. On our best days, I discern their longing and anguish and I know that their innate human desire to know who they are, where they have come from, where they ought to go, and how they ought to live will always reassert itself.
originally posted by: SisterDelirium
a reply to: MRuss
It's a great essay.
But the fault can't be laid entirely on institutions. The break down of family and community are to blame, as well.
As someone on the outer edge of the Millennial age group, on this cusp of Gen X, I can tell you my generation in largely rootless because our boomer parents were the most phenomenally selfish generation ever to hit the planet. They experimented with drugs, sex, career...trying on roles and pitching their parents knowledge and values into the fire. Because, well, what would those old farts know?
Here's how we fix it: be responsible. Teach your own children. Make commitments of our own, for a lifetime, to our communities and to a spouse. Stop experimenting with life like selfish overgrown children and actually live it. Grow to be grandparentsand be there for our children, as mentors and guides,at every step and turn. And don't leave anything to institutions or experts.
Show the boomer brats how it's done and PARENT.