The 20th century brought about an escalade of change from the infancy of the airplane, automobiles and radio in the beginning to the modernization of the kitchen and domination of television mid-century to spaceships, computers, cell phones and wireless Internet at the end. The steps to new ideas and innovation rose higher and higher with each passing decade bringing more and more to each riser along the way. And, guess who stands out right in middle of it all...
Every generation of Americans is perversely nostalgic about its formative years. The Greatest Generation is so romantic about the tragedies and victories of World War II that you’d think every last one of them stormed the beaches at Normandy, then returned to kiss a pretty lady in Times Square on V-J Day. Generation X, on the other hand, tends to forgo reminiscences of the fall of the Berlin Wall or the horrors of 9/11 for wistful ruminations on Freakies cereal, the superiority of the original Star Wars action figures or that time Scott Baio played a stoner on “ABC Aftersc'hool Special... . But boomers clearly take the prize in the nostalgia sweepstakes.” [Source: The Washington Post]
As you already know, the Baby Boomers, aka 'Me Generation', glorify their past. BUT, get ready! 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of a plethora of events of the 1960s!In the meantime...
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