Baby boomers reading this post most likely remember a time when life was really different from today. I suppose that happens with every generation, but of course, we think we were special because there are so many of us.
I remember where I was when I heard about the assassinations of JFK, and Martin Luther King. Do you?
The Vietnam War was indeed a turning point. Before then, people never protested fighting a war in such great numbers.
Remember Kent State? Where were you? How did that event shape your life?
Drugs became more available among the middle class. I don’t remember it being out in the open before that time. I now think we let a genie our of the bag with the pervasiveness of drugs.
Tell me about how any of those previous events effected you? Where were you. Did your thinking change?
Were you in the Vietnam War? What did you think of the protests that were going on at the time?
Have you held onto some of the ideals you had at that time? How are you implementing your idealism. Volunteerism?