Thought-provoking. One thing about the "greatests": whatever good they may have done, as a generation they created the boomers, the most spoiled and self-centered group of Americans in centuries.
Haarakkon - July 29, 2012, 1:18 pm,
I agree. I also don't mean to impugn that generation, they did what needed to be done. I believe ours and any others would, too, though. It's an eternal b****, that of "kids these days", but I think the gap now is larger than it's ever been.
GaryO - July 29, 2012, 2:32 pm,
robbidos - July 29, 2012, 3:44 pm,
Put your glasses on, Gary, so you can hear
GaryO - July 29, 2012, 5:08 pm,
Hearing, ah yeah, glasses, better, but to bear the thought of being the most spoiled….if so, I think the next one well be taking those honors soon enough
twill1962 - December 4, 2012, 6:56 pm,
First, as to "greatest." That was the generation that fought WWII, split the atom, cured polio, went to the moon, and endured the Great Depression. So yeah, Greatest. Second, as to most self-centered, no other generation has so many ways of ...
twill1962 - December 4, 2012, 6:58 pm,
... describing themselves, Boomers, Hippies, Yippies, Yuppies, etc. They honestly think that they are the peak of civilization; that all that came before them was prologue, and all that will come after is anticlimax.
Haarakkon - December 20, 2012, 1:31 pm,
I believe that to be true of every generation, actually. I also think there's a tendency to degrade the accomplishments every generation makes. Did the greatest generation go to Mars? Make a device that allows you to carry a chunk of the National Library
Haarakkon - December 20, 2012, 1:34 pm,
In your pocket? Or a roomful of vinyl albums in a zippo sized case? No. And this generation couldn't plow a field with horses, either. That's why I think it's apples and hockey pucks.