The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76784 Message #1367017
Posted By: GUEST
29-Dec-04 - 04:40 PM
Thread Name: info pls: 60s music & spirituality
Subject: RE: info pls: 60s music & spirituality
Only those who came of age in the 60s believe (nostalgically, of course) that "their time" was better than all other times for coming of age. Just like our parents nostalgically look back upon their pre and post WWII youth, like our kids will nostalgically look back upon theirs as "the golden age".
There is nothing new under the sun with people claiming they grew up and came of age in a golden time that was more special than any other.
Apparently the idea of changing youth demographics is way beyond your grasp brucie. Many more young people are travelling, especially internationally, today than travelled throughout the entire decade of the 1960s, when most people had never even flown on an airplane. Add the mobility of young people based upon the readily accessible mass transit systems in many places, their access to cars and credit cards, and it quickly becomes apparent that the number of young souls trekking the planet on their quests is much, much higher today than was the case in the 60s.
But hey, I seem to be deadlocked with a bunch of folks stuck in their memories of 60s youthful spiritual questing, so I yield the floor to all of you. Have at it, all you SPECIAL gentle souls you.