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      In 1991, Professor and New York Times writer Jay Dolan critiqued Generations for not talking more about class, race and sex, to which Neil Howe replied that they “are probably generalizations not even as effective asageneration to say something about how people think and behave. One of the things to understand is that most historians never look at history in terms of generations. They prefer to tell history asaseamless row of 55-year-old leaders who always tend to think and behave the same way — but they don’t and they never have. If you look at the way America’s 55-year-old leaders were acting in the 1960s — you know, the ebullient and confidence of the JFKs and LBJs and Hubert Humphreys — and compare them with today’s leaders in Congress — the indecision, the lack of sure-footedness —Ithink you would have to agree that 55-year-olds do not always act the same way and you’re dealing with powerful generational forces at work that explain why one generation of war veterans, war heroes, and another generation which came of age in very different circumstances tend to have very different instincts about acting in the world.” Bitch Please…

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      BTW all this Generationism garbage(WhichIhate sinceIwas 12) is nonsense, sociologically is justadull theory by Strauss–Howe (generational theory) it has been called pseudoscience, and yesIread Wikipedia, and yesIalso read real books, I’m just going to leave this here.  “ One criticism of both Strauss and Howe, and the field of “generational studies” in general, is that conclusions are over-broad and do not reflect the reality of every person in each generation regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or genetic information, For example, Hoover cites the case of Millennials: “commentators have tended to slap the Millennial label on white, affluent teenagers who accomplish great things as they grow up in the suburbs, who confront anxiety when applying to super-selective colleges, and who multitask with ease as their helicopter parents hover reassuringly above them. The label tends not to appear in renderings of teenagers who happen to be minorities, or poor, or who have never wonaspelling bee. Nor does the term often refer to students from big cities and small towns that are nothing like Fairfax County, Va. Or who lack technological know-how. Or who struggle to complete high school. Or who never even consider college. Or who commit crimes. Or who suffer from too little parental support. Or who drop out of college. Aren’t they Millennials, too?” Labeling people overaname, time, actions, culture, etc, to me is nonsense.

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