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Generational Bashing

Posted by Sam Kressin in Opinion

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Grant_MorrisonIt seems to be a tradition for each preceding generation to bash the next one. Grant Morrison wrote about this in his book Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human, Morrison believes the older generations have always despised and detested the younger. The younger generation is detested because they  will ultimately replace the older generation reminding them of their mortality and inevitable demise.  In fact the older generation is so enraged with the reality of their impending expiration they will purposefully create wars and send young kids off to kill each other. In a failed effort to forget their own mortality they will subconsciously take measures to eliminate their successors. You may or may not agree with Grant Morrison’s hypothesis on why generational bashing exists and it really doesn’t matter. The question is does it do any good? I believe the answer is no. I don’t see any change happen when one generation bashes another. Improvements are not being made I don’t believe it will help anyone get better.

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