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  •  Finally I Don't Feel So Alone (5+ / 0-)

    Born in 1963, I'm sort of in that no-man's land between Baby Boomer and Gen X having grown up with the specter of Vietnam, Watergate and Reagan coloring my political view. I was always socially progressive but eventually developed into a liberal all the way around (for the most part). I always felt outnumbered by those around me. I was a liberal in a sea of conservatives of the Ronald Reagan type -- young Republicans who would just as soon kick the homeless as wave Old Glory.

    That said, I am very happy and very gratified to know that younger generations are less like the college classmates I had and more like me. As I turn 50 in a couple of months, I am more than thrilled that there is a political sea-change happening in the electorate and that this will manifest as a change in those who run this country both nationally and locally. I can't wait.

    This head movie makes my eyes rain.

    by The Lone Apple on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 07:10:58 AM PDT

    •  I've seen before (1+ / 0-)
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      that the 2nd half of the boom (born 55-65) is more conservative than the first, but dont know. Boom might be more like 2 generations it's so big. And at some point the mils are going to end. My 4 yr old is in the same gen as someone born in 1981?

      He's only ever known a black president!

      •  It's hard to say exactly when a generation (1+ / 0-)
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        ends, but according to historians Strauss and Howe, who are experts in the field, the Millennial generation should have ended somewhere around '04. Your son is in the next generation, which is in the archetype of the artist and peacemakers.

        "The Democrats are the lesser evil and that has to count for something. Good and evil aren't binary states. All of us are both good and evil. Being less evil is the trajectory of morality." --SC

        by tb92 on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:22:59 PM PDT

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