E.M.’s Weekly Word: 1-22-23 A Reckoning is Coming

This week’s word is: generation


“Who the heck names these generations?!”

“I’ve never thought about that.”

“Well, the people labeling everything these days ought to be fired!”

“Why are you so upset?”

“Because labels matter. One modifying word can set the tone. What if we called the “climate crisis” the “climate obstacle”? That dumbass “crisis” modifier is meant to frighten everyone! People have always had the ability to innovate and adapt to challenges. Scaring everybody is counterproductive. You can ‘bet the farm’ that the new age labeling of things has underlying usefulness to someone.”

“You’re so cynical. Relax.”

“Really? What does calling a generation “X” or “Z” tell us? It tells me that they aren’t important enough to have a real name, much less, a legacy. I’m starting to believe that today’s powerful people intend to promote hopelessness. Heck… on top of that our youth are encouraged to be ‘stoned’ and ‘hypnotized’ by Tik Tok. There’s something diabolical going on buddy!”

“You’re just being one of those ‘conspiracy theorists’. Let’s get a drink and watch a game.”

“You go ahead. I’m going to pick up my grandkids and we’re going to ‘hang out’. I’d like to think they’d become the “Reckoning Generation”. We Boomers are obligated to light a few “fires” and it starts with influencing our grandchildren.”



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