What are you grateful for seeing in your generation

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  1. Bendyha

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    That the first naked female I ever saw, I could touch, as she was a real life, warm, smooth & soft, unshaven, flesh an blood, un-enhanced female, not a screen image or even a photo.
    What was expected of us at the time, was our joy to discover, together.
     
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  2. John Owen

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    I'm grateful for being lucky enough to have seen Andres Segovia perform. Also Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass.
     
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    I'm grateful for being able to see a whole heap of great bands live. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Ministry, Mudhoney, Young Gods, Swans, Melvins, Sonic Youth, Sex Pistols, Beasts of Bourbon, Lisa Gerrard, Paradise Lost, Sisters of Mercy and plenty more.

    I'm grateful for the unprecedented access to information and culture.

    I'm grateful for many other things but they are not generation specific.
     
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    space exploration!
     
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    Something that always amazed me as a child was the first Transistor Radio my parents bought it was so small at the time, a handheld radio to man walking on the moon there's a lot of standouts memories good and bad.
     
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    Louis Armstrong has a song that paints a picture of the tip of the iceberg. It's a wonderful world.

    Grateful for every minute.
     
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    Well, avoiding writing posts like yours would be the first step.

    And no conscience ! That really comes in handy.
     
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    Screen doors with latches...
     
  10. John Owen

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    Also very grateful to have been able to hear Guy Clark, Doc Watson and Bill Monroe in person.
     
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    Too many concerts to remember, cool muscle cars, sports cars, motorcycles, touch tone phones, playing/being outdoors with little or no fear/concern about anything bad happening, the music my parents turned onto on a daily basis, and THE moon landing.
    I’m sure there are more things I just can’t remember right now plus things that would get me in deep trouble here
     
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    Apollo. even though I'm not American.
    Concorde. Never flew it,, but watcing it take off was incredible.
    Then the bean counters arrived and spoilt everything.
     
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    Grateful for growing up in a time and place when you knew all your neighbors (and their pets) by name at least two blocks over. Nobody even thought about locking doors, house or cars.
    Watching the birth and growth of technology (information and communication). Who had or remembers "party lines", the wonder of color tv, and those giant 25" screens , the advent of pushbutton dial telephones. Admittedly, indoor plumbing in cities was common, but what would be the logic of having more than one bathroom?
    I love that I grew up in an era when art and function were important.
     
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    I'm grateful for living as a young man before AIDS and meth.

    I'm grateful for watching salmon spawn in Gazos Creek.

    I too am grateful for living during that peak of western civilization.

    I'm grateful for traveling before 911.

    I am grateful for having tremendously supportive parents.

    I am grateful for growing up in the S.F. Bay Area

    I am grateful for meeting my wife.

    I am grateful for getting to know all three of my best friends.

    I am grateful to have been smart enough to barely survive my 20s.

    I am grateful for my grandfather taking me under his tutelage of flyfishing.

    I am grateful for this thread to realize how darn lucky I am.
     
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    I am grateful that I got to watch the Apollo Moon Landing!
    What made it even better is I watched with my Dad and my Grandfather!
    My Grandfather came from Nebraska to California in a covered wagon with his family in the early 1890's!
    I didn't realize how special that was back then!
     
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    I am grateful that I lived in New Orleans before hurricane Katrina destroyed it...and it was rebuilt. It's not the same.
     
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    As a baby boomer with teens I'll say hitchhiking west to see the Grateful Dead and by coincidence Hunter S. Thompson in the same bar in CO. That's sure not something my same age kid is or will be doing. I also rubbed elbows with Jonny Rotten outside Eagle's Club in Milwaukee, WI and had special box seats by stage for Rolling Stones at Candlestick Park in 1981. Now seeing Frank Zappa several times including at one of his favorite venues comes to mind.

    I would suggest looking outside of your world view or being aware of knowledge gaps. People still do make eye contact. The 2 of 3 my kids not addicted to his phone is not alone. I'm a leader in a sports club and facility with 600+ kids doing outdoor sports year-round. Plenty are still do stuff old fashioned kids.

    You should also look at the computer and smart phone as the tools they are. They aid my doing important things just like my eyeglasses and kitchen utensils.

    As a matter of fact the Macintosh computers, word processing and spreadsheet software enabled me - an ADD dyslexic - to quit truck driving and finish college in the 1980s.

    If we really had a simpler time I don't want it. A lot of work I did was miserable or near impossible without things we take for granted now. My standard of living would suck if computers didn't help me. Look at all the people with disabilities, differences or put down by power and politics who in this era survive and thrive. We're in amazing times. Don't be fooled by the bad news. Go read Gregg Easterbrook, Steven Pinker and Yval Noah Harri. Add Kurt Andersen's Fantasyland book for some more understanding.
     
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    I wasn't even gonna get involved in this thread...

    I was a young man before AIDS and meth. But as I came 'of age', I lost many friends to both. I held the hand of a young US Navy medic as he died from AIDS; he had been forced to resign because the Navy discovered he was gay. His parents disowned him, and probably never even knew where or when he died, or who was sitting with him at his death bed.

    We were so lucky; we lived through the 60's. Sex became open and free, there were no deadly diseases; there was a pill to avoid pregnancy. We had so much fun and made love so freely and happily.

    We were so lucky - or not? we had soft drugs and hard drugs and psychedelic drugs and everybody knew where to get them. I had a friend who would drop two or three tabs of acid every morning before school. We were in the 8th grade, 14 years old.

    I can't even remember how many friends I lost due to violence, drugs, or suicide.

    I could probably list a few things I am grateful for. But I am too troubled now to see that side of it.
     
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    Gen X here - late 40s.

    Grateful for having a truly unplugged youth.

    Grateful for being old enough to have seen a world that was in many ways the same as our Grandparents and Parents.

    Grateful for being young enough to embrace the benefits of new technology, but old enough to understand some of what's been lost.

    Grateful for the monoculture of my youth, without which the underground and alternative culture I embraced would not have existed.

    Grateful to have seen the golden age of TV sitcoms -- All in the Family, Mash, Happy Days, Good Times etc. . .
     
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    Life!
     
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