Posted by: crustynomad | July 26, 2007

Are those born in the 60s the ‘Golden Generation’?

I was thinking earlier how being born in 1968 has meant that I’ve been able to be part of the biggest change in human history.

Think about it. As a kid I could roam pretty much where we liked without my parents having this paranoia of being abducted, you didn’t always need to lock your door for fear of a break-in and over the last 20 years we have seen the birth of some incredible technological advances.

The true benefit for me as a person was that I saw what came before and the relative scarcity that I lived through.

We didn’t have a telephone in our house until 1984 and was grateful for whatever little thing we got it meant so much more. In the UK we had four TV channels, no internet never mind mobile phones – how did we ever manage?

It amazes me that I started in design in 89 with a drawing board and worked with darkroom cameras and camera ready artwork and overlays. I’m thrilled to have been part of the crossover to computer technology.

And despite all this we are still relatively young to appreciate youth culture for what it is but have the experience to have lived a little too.

It seems to me that youngsters these days don’t appreciate the true value of the benefits they have and with the ability to buy so much on credit the achievment of getting what you really want is diminished too.

Are those born in the 60s the Golden Generation and fortunate to have lived through the crossover or does everyone think like this?


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