Bob is rightly proud as can be of David!
As a matter if fact, reports of brilliant grandchildren have been flooding into the corporate offices here at the CHS54 complex for several years now...which leads me to a favorite theory of mine about this new generation.
|The "WE" generation?|
But first, no one knows what to call it, (the new generation) because it doesn't have a name yet. I don't know who, or how, generations get their names, but Mary Meehan, writing in Forbes Magazine last year suggests the name "WE" Generation, because the kids now coming up are so digitally "connected" to each other...(social media, iPhones, etc...)
Meehan is not sure how the various generation's names finally "stick," but lists them in more or less their official order:
Born on or before 1945, Matures lived through (some of ) the Depression and WWII, events that marked all who lived through the 30s and 40 with an outlook of uncertainty.
Born between 1946 and 1964, the fifties post-war era of Baby Boomers’ youth was a time of massive growth and prosperity. As they grew up, especially in the 60s, this huge age cohort took part in a massive rebellion against all the rules and regulations their parents struggled hard for.
born between 1978 and 1995, as a new millennium was dawning. The world flattened and globalization exploded.
Meehan writes that our youngest generation, those born after 1995, haven't lived long enough to have done anything that has defined them so far. "However, a number of names have already been suggested: Digitals, iGen, Selfies, Tweenials, Hashtagers, Homelanders, Evernets, Plurals, Globalists, and 20firsters."
Now, about that theory of mine:
Now (and this is my theory)...I'm convinced that Mama Earth is in the process of "making up" for
that oversight by turning out the smartest and finest batch of future Americans in our nation's history; which is exactly what it's going to take to save this country.