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Thread #38216   Message #1883388
Posted By: JohnInKansas
11-Nov-06 - 05:13 PM
Thread Name: For all the Ancients
Subject: RE: For all the Ancients
I'm not without numerous nostalgic recollections; but must object (mildly) to an "attitude" that's much too common.

From the first post:

We who were born before 1940, must be a hardy bunch when you think of the way in which the World has changed and the adjustments we have had to make..

It's not that the world has changed, its that we changed it. It was "our generation" that produced all those things we didn't have when we started out. (Some of which are, admittedly, mixed blessings.)

Now what's the next couple of wimp-ass whiney generations of spoiled brats gonna do? (Besides trying to tell us we're obsolete?)

- (Just like we told grandpa?)