The Boomers Killed Tradition
Alex Ellison
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If one accepts the premise that Boomers have rejected the tradition of having traditions, it may be because many of those vaunted traditions were evocations of false promises and tinged with hypocrisy. The warm and fuzzy vision of the 1950’s did not exist. By not carrying them forward, we strove to be better participants in the human endeavor.

Without being specific, there are a lot of traditions that I have been pleased to leave behind. As Maya Angelou is quoted as saying “When you know better, you do better.”

Yet, as each generation should, we have created our own traditions with the same good intentions — to carry forward what is nurturing and healthy and loving and inclusive.

So, I applaud the author for her desire to create tradition but disagree with the need to cast blame. Part of becoming mature is recognizing that you are the only one who is responsible for how you proceed with your own life.

Best wishes!

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