Tag Archives: Millennials

Worldviews “Glassified”

Worldviews dominate our era. The motto of the present time could be, “Everyone’s worldview is valid, only mine is valider.” The old glass-is-half-full/glass-is-half-empty metaphor seems like an effective way of “glassifying” some prominent worldviews. Optimism – The glass is ½ … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers vs. Gen X vs. Millennials

Originally posted on shakemyheadhollow:
You can find the arguments all over the Internet – baby boomers broke America, millennials are aimless and self-absorbed, etc. Let me try to put the competition to rest. All of these arguments have one thing…

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Boomers vs. Millennials, or not

Originally posted on Nora Edinger — JOY Journal:
“I suppose every generation has a conceit of itself which elevates it, in its own opinion, above that which comes after it. ” Margaret Oliphant, Scottish romance novelist, 1828-1897 It’s hard to…

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My Computer Crashed!

Well, OK, it didn’t exactly “crash.” I mean, there was no hole in the wall. There were no other bleeding computer owners standing around threatening to sue my pants off. It was a few years back (I’m so much wiser now): I’d … Continue reading

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The Phases of Adulthood

Why are there so many names for the different phases of life from birth through teens (baby, toddler, pre-schooler, kindergartner, grade-schooler, pre-teen, tweener) and almost none for the 60+ years that follow? It’s not fair! I mean, you’re not just … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today

Bobby Kennedy was assassinated fifty years ago today. Much more has been written about the death of his older brother John F. Kennedy. But the death of Bobby, our once-and-future president, had even more impact on my generation than JFK’s. … Continue reading

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Instant Wisdom

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu “And then goes on and on for like freakin’ forever!” ~Derek Tzu (Lao’s nephew) If only wisdom were microwaveable.

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