I’ve been participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge this month (yes, John, we know… EVERYONE knows…), but evidently there’s a challenge called NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), sponsored by BlogHer, that goes on every month. The object is the same: one post per day each day of the month.
A number of blogs that I’ve been following for UBC are also doing NaBloPoMo simultaneously, and posts on several blogs have been responding to the daily prompt. Today (yesterday, since you’re reading this tomorrow), the question was
Do you think you were born in the “right” decade, or do you feel like you belong to a different time period?
I’m a Baby Boomer, since my birth year falls between 1946 and 1964. I feel comfortable having been born in the 1950’s, and had a chance to see things like the moon landing, the Kennedy assassination (both of them), and The Beatles. Ours was the generation that shaped the world we live in today, if you choose to believe the hype. But really, I like being a Baby Boomer. My friends are all here, and I like the music.
Of course, if I HAD to choose, I might opt for being born in Generation X.
I have a brother who’s almost twenty years younger than I. I got to watch him grow up. His early years were the early years for much of the technology we now take for granted: personal computers, the Internet, VCR’s, DVD’s and CD’s, and cable and satellite TV. Technology that’s old hat by now was all new and exciting when he was in grammar school. But it was more than that. He grew up not having to worry about being sent to Vietnam. The great social and cultural upheaval that characterized the 1970’s was almost over by the time he started school. The music was better than it had been in the Seventies. So were the movies. It would have been fun to have experienced the 1980’s and 1990’s as a younger person.
On second thought, nah… I like things the way they turned out. I’d like a mulligan on some things, but I think I was born at exactly the right time.
How about you? When do you think you should have been born?