Monday, February 19, 2024

Write Stuff (part 4) - Generation Gap

 


The Generation Gap

Adults have lamented about the sorry state of the youth throughout history:

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

This quote has been attributed to Socrates in the 4th century B.C. 

But it has been suggested it really was "a summary of general complaints about the youth by the ancient Greeks, as written in a 1907 dissertation by a student, Kenneth John Freeman."

 Reference: reddit/AskHistorians

At least it proves the words of Solomon:

What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV)

In our times, the generations from the late 19th century to the roaring 20s in the 21st century can be succinctly summed up in the video below.

 Every Birth Generation Explained in 9 Minutes:



https://youtu.be/ruKJpwlRe_M?si=51FFeErJ22WE0fub


Such distinctions can be valuable for writers when crafting their characters who grew up in the generation that defined them.

And these characteristics are another tool of...

The Write Stuff!

Solomon also wrote:

Generations come and generations go,
    but the earth remains forever.

Ecclesiastes 1:4 (NIV)

What will define the next generation?


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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

IS40:8 (part 7) - New Year Praise

 


Blessings for 2024.

May this be a year of Revival, Restoration, Renewal.

Pray we begin the New Year with praises to our Lord and Savior in our hearts:





This year, 2024, may we seek Him and claim this promise:

11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.

12  Then you will call on Me
and come and pray to Me,
and I will listen to you.

13  You will seek Me
and find Me when you seek Me
with all your heart.” 


Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)


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Isaiah 40:8

The grass withereth,
the flower fadeth:
but the word of our God
shall stand for ever.



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