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Old 06-12-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Lenora - nice insight on the article. That makes sense to me.

Here is my take on my son's generation . . . born in 1983, referred to as Gen Y or Millenials (I birthed later than most my contemporaries, lol). I spend more time with this group than any other age group. Why? They are our hope. So I have mentored several of them and helped them start businesses, while still in college. They all are running their own businesses now and the one thing I required of them was to mentor others so they, too, could create their own work.

I find this generation fresh, accepting, ecumenical in their beliefs, open to possibilities. They understand conventions but tend to think unconventionally. They grew up playing video games with other kids around the world so they have no barriers with understanding other cultures. Many speak at least a bit of several other foreign languages, with Japanese being very popular. They form short term alliances as needed. They know how to work together to reach a goal, but respect each other's independent thought and creativity. They are not bound by space or place. They will confer with other team members from across the country or in another country, via Skype. They will stay tirelessly on task as needed, but know how to take a break and renew their spirits. They seek a true mind, body, spirit connection. They don't see the world as confining . . . they see it as expanding.

They ARE our hope. I think they are the world's hope.
Yes, and they also have technology on their side, much more so than we did. They grew up with it and know its possibilities.

 
Old 06-12-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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We have had other economically challenging times in the past and thinking back that didn't stop me from anything as I didn't focus on it or even give it more than a minute of thought.

Ignorance can be bliss at times.
 
Old 06-12-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Yes, and they also have technology on their side, much more so than we did. They grew up with it and know its possibilities.
So so so true. I bet you have the same memory I do . . . the excitement and feeling of limitless possibilities when I got my first (tho used!) electric typewriter!

My goodness - how far we have come from those days . . .
 
Old 06-15-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Hey,

Just needed to take a moment to b**** about the change in advertising on CD. I don't know if I'm just in an irritable mood, but the ads embedded in some of the posts is annoying me to no end. I especially abhor the red highlighting. I have difficulty enough following the threads, but Lord help me, is this really necessary? An ad to locate obituaries on a retirement board? Really?!
 
Old 06-15-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Hey,

Just needed to take a moment to b**** about the change in advertising on CD. I don't know if I'm just in an irritable mood, but the ads embedded in some of the posts is annoying me to no end. I especially abhor the red highlighting. I have difficulty enough following the threads, but Lord help me, is this really necessary? An ad to locate obituaries on a retirement board? Really?!
Am I missing something? Where are you seeing these ads? I don't see them.

Time for a rest in the country, Lenora. When are you heading to NH? It is unbelievably gorgeous up here in New England right now. Today is a 12 (on a scale of 1 to 10).
 
Old 06-15-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Lenora - I don't see them either.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Am I missing something? Where are you seeing these ads? I don't see them.

Don't see ads, either.
But I'm on Firefox with NoScript installed.
Just went to IE without NoScript, and there are ads all over the place.
Wow.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Who knew I thought we were going to have to send her on a vacation.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: not where you are
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I have IE, no ads. Not sure what's causing ads to be shown on some people's pages.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 11:14 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I don't see any ads either. But telephone surveyors hang up when they find out my age.
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