Even Greater Generation ©

Searching on google to ascertain what ‘generation’ my 2 year old nephew would be assigned to, revealed lists of named ‘generations’ going back quite a way.

We all know about, Millennials,  Gen Y,  Gen X.  And we’ve had Late Baby Boomers, Early Baby Boomers and before them the Silent Generation…

Then we get to the Greatest Generation.

This group of people were said to be born into a world of rapid technological advances, soaring economy and increasing income inequality. Only to then suffer a massive stock market crash and the socio-economic struggles that followed.

Although our current situation hasn’t played out to a similar conclusion (yet?), does that sound eerily familiar?

The reason that generation were anointed as the Greatest is that, despite their privations, they were willing to leave their safe homes and lay down their lives for people they had never even met.

Two days ago, on ANZAC day, we stood for a minute in silence and remembered the actions of that generation with reverence.

If, in the future, my nephew ever has his own children, I’d like to think they will find cause to revere the manner in which we carry ourselves though this pandemic, and through any challenges that follow in its wake.

With Love,
Andrew