We are not our grandfathers’ generation

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We have grown colder as people. Our focus is on ourselves. We want people to notice us, not others.

We have forgotten the old adage: it is better to give than to receive. And as we grow distant, sharing less of each other, we feel like we don’t know each other anymore, and don’t understand each other.

It’s a different time, and we are different people. What have we learned from the greatest generation? We don’t pick up pennies for good luck because pennies are meaningless. Saving money isn’t a thing we do. That takes time and patience.

If we take time to observe each other, to learn from each other’s behaviors, what we will see is so revealing. From simple gestures, to how much food we leave on a plate. We are not our grandparents.

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.

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