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Originally posted by laiguana
Ay Ay....I'll fit right into that. It's amazing how much indoctrination our generation had to put up with. We were always told our government could do us no wrong, that it was here to protect us and guide us through our troubles. We were brought up to be demented sheep like the Cold War generation....
Originally posted by Ace High
reply to post by On the Edge
On the Edge, Thank you for the post. Yes there is a positive in everything, I think that our generation will give our children a little more direction when it comes to their ability to provide for themselves and not just how they feel about there self-esteem.
I am certainly not resentful and I currently have a very well paying job despite this economy. Of course, I am in a foreclosure on the home I first bought but I will make it through this.
Thanks for the post.
Originally posted by SEEWHATUDO
....my mom is suffering now more than you or I ever will because she did what she was told would be the best investment with her money, real estate. She worked hard all her life, built her own business, raised 2 kids and a couple of years ago she was technically a millionaire and now she is 60 yrs old and bankrupt.
Originally posted by Bluesma
...This had a very different effect in our cultural personality than the kids they had later (once they'd married and decided to clean up their act, still as self absorbed in their "Thirty Something" navel staring, but able to at least provide material comfort and security for their later born kids. I have a brother who was born later, and he is lost, as you describe. He has always had everythign he wanted, his room was crowded with toys, but he also had au pairs and nannies instead of parents, and was never ever spanked once in his entire life. He does not know what work is, nor effort (the opposite of my generation that knows only that, and for survival, not to earn luxuries or pleasures), he cannot keep a job, is usually homeless, and with this completely irrational unrealistic overblown self concept- in which despite his obvious failings at everything, he truly believes he is superior to all others, more intelligent, and probably the next messiah. It is sad. He has been handicapped by all the positive reinforcement and is totally ineffective now....
Your generation, in their theory, is the dreamers of the new society. The oens that shall imagine up the blueprints of the new way (being rasied on computer games helps this). Movies like "Avatar" are popular exactly ebcaus eyour generation is dreaming and spinning out the new vision. And your kids, having been borught up in tough living, influenced by us grandparents to be tough pirates, as well as your idealistic and fantastic dreams, shall actually BUILD the new society.
It is a rather uplifting vision, and I really woudl recommend reading it!