This hashtag trended number one on Twitter on August 18, 2018. There were lots of interesting, funny and some angry tweets on the subject. It shows that we all, of all the post WW1 generations, feel a great deal of generational pride and rightfully so. It also shows that there is anger and disconnect between the generations. This too is understandable as understanding, dialouge and conversation, learning, diversity, getting along, and truth in our age is underplayed, everyone has alot to lose and everything is imperiled all the time, and diversiveness, anger and anti social social media rule.
I’m a proud and realistic GenXer. My generation is mixed politically, socially and racially and was the first really diverse generation. It led to problems for us in a world both holding steadfastly onto the past, and one desperately trying to move forward. I think the lesson I learnt from my lfe and era is we can do both, and we need to do both. Peace amongst all people including all the generations, is how this will begin. Let’s hope that starts soon so Gen2018 will know not of the problem we do.
Here are my tweets on the subject.
Instead of complaining abt younger generations, we should all be the change, & help lead, inspire, direct the world to travel in better, smarter directions. Truthfully, statistically, there’s not enough of that happening amongst GenX & older. #BragAboutYourGeneration