They missed the civil-rights movement, they missed psychedelia, they missed the war on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, neither marching against it nor fighting in it.
The world is not as it is defined by the media, after all.
A girl in third period is acting strangely, swatting at things I cannot see. We were a divided generation when we graduated, and those divisions have mostly widened in the years since then.
He is right to note that the events dating from the Clinton impeachment — including the perceived theft of the election, the perceived timidity of the Democratic Congress inand the outrages of the Bush Administration — are largely behind the rise of the netroots.
Our high-school yearbook was called the Polaris.
Surly was our attitude; defiant was our posture. I, of course, will still smoke a little pot or hash on weekends.
This is the generation that formed the new America. After a catastrophe, the next generation rebuilds from scratch.
I can still remember the name of the woman who headed up that agency in my county. Was she as lucky as my daughters? Boone, of course, turned out to be one of the right-wing hysterics, and Elvis turned out to be dead, which was, all too often, how those two tribes played out their respective identities through the years that followed.
All the while, ideology and party grew increasingly aligned, swelling the Republican ranks and reaching an apogee in the election, when the GOP captured both chambers of Congress. There were just more than of us in my graduating class. Watch this brief video clip: Other graduates of my class took up their lives in the town where most of us were born, marrying classmates, taking jobs, and not so gradually growing old.
I am a substitute teacher there. Most of us were. Cancer and heart attacks snared the majority of those who have died, including the very first girl who ever laid a claim on my affections, being the unknowing focus of a wholly confusing first-grade crush that had me waiting in the snow and cold so I could walk beside her to school, my feet growing numb in my galoshes and my nose running from the sub-freezing cold.
No one I knew had ever seen a seat belt, let alone an air bag. Most people seldom called anyone long distance unless it was an emergency because communication was even more expensive then than it is now.8 comments on “ Talkin ‘Bout My Generation ” Njorl on January 18th, - pm ‘While the New Left eventually over-reached, it did so after achieving extraordinarily important progress in civil rights and civil liberties, and it eventually brought about the end of a war that proved hopelessly unwinnable.
Perhaps the most profound difference between this generation and the past generation is the influence of new media upon children's development.
The impact of high levels of violence and sexuality on television and how this affects children's attention spans, sense of self, propensity towards shows of aggression, and other aspects of development is still quite contentious. But before an utterly benign view of the ’60s gets set in stone, it might be good for people of my baby-boom generation to consider the unintended consequences of some of our ill-considered attitudes.
Travel back in time with me to a middle-school classroom in San Leandro in I am a. Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation Type the phrase “The Laziest Generation” into Google’s search engine and you will get page after page of links to articles and blogs about millennials, hazily defined as people born anywhere from the mid-’70s to the middle of the first decade of the 21st century.
When people think about the s, the main one phrase that’s bound to emerge from their mouths can be “marijuana”. However, this is simply not the one thing the 60s had to provide us. The first New York white rock star was Dion.
He was the lead singer of the band the Belmonts. He was one of the the few rockers in his generation to evidence serious artistic growth (Unterberger). He moved into Country Blues, and Dylan material with sensitivity,but drug problems slowed his 3/5(5).Download