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Must be getting old or I just don't understand the youth today

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Jedi Stitch, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Nemo14

    Nemo14 Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy it now - you'll soon know so much less than she does...;)
     
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  2. Jim S

    Jim S Active Member

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    When I compare generations I think of the Greatest Generation-most of those men hitting the beaches at Normandy were 19 to 22 years old. The two soldiers that on their crude radar screens saw the Japanese planes descending on Pearl Harbor were 19 and 22 years old respectively. I cringe when I hear about this generation needing "safe spaces" so as not to hear something that may be offensive to them. I would say there are big differences between generations. My only wish is that I could have been a part of the "Greatest Generation". Sorry I was born too late. My generation (and I am old) can't hold a candle to that generation.
     
  3. MinnieM123

    MinnieM123 Well-Known Member

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    Well, my two cents here -- from reading the above, I think that (whatever generation) you were born into, you're obviously insightful and compassionate--and turned out just fine.

    As for the "Greatest Generation", certainly, the brave soldiers at Normandy earned our respect. I'd like to mention here, that I keep up with the news, and I have heard reports of brave soldiers currently serving our country now, who are stationed overseas. They'll also be written about in history books in years to come, just like their predecessors. All generations have produced a combination of people with varying degrees of character and abilities.

    (P.S.: I had to smile about your comment regarding "safe spaces" for "some" people nowadays. I have to agree on that one, but I also try to look at the bigger picture which is this. IMO, the people, even in that category, may have some other valuable attributes--that maybe they'll share with the world someday.) I never lose hope, because life often will surprise us, when we least expect it. ;)
     
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  4. Driver

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    God Bless our troops
     
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  5. FutureCEO

    FutureCEO Well-Known Member

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    It all started with.....every child gets a trophy.
     
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  6. Lucky

    Lucky Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's when the Roman Empire finally collapsed, and the British Empire fell - when they started handing out participation trophies.
     
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  7. Goofyernmost

    Goofyernmost Well-Known Member

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    Actually it was when Disney handed out refrigerator magnet type rubber participation medals for participating in the 5K events. It all just went in the crapper after that.:bawling:
     

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