I’m pleased to be back on the panel again, and the topic is: the workplace. We had a lively discussion, and you’ll recognize many of the issues, from following this blog. Watch The Zoomer tonight (Monday, January 20) on Vision TV, at 9.00 p.m.
If you want more information on the program, visit the web site here. You can also watch my two previous appearances on the show, on October 15 when we discussed “age rage” and the apparent “war of the generations,” and on November 18 when we talked about the state of Zoomers – pensions, aging, and a whole lot more.
I hope you’ll be watching tonight — and let me know your reaction!
“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.”
Yup. 2,500 years later, and now it’s my generation that’s doing the bitching (me included). But do you remember what they said about us?
Blackboard jungle. Juvenile delinquents. Rock ‘n roll was the work of the devil.
You don’t give me no dirty looks,
Your father’s hip, he knows what cooks,
Tell all your hoodlum friends outside,
You ain’t got time to take a ride.
Yakkety-yak — Don’t talk back…
And when he was growing up – the father who was dishing it out – his parents generation was complaining about bobbysoxers and zoot suits.
The lesson in all this? We may be reinventing aging, but we’re not making a dent in the intergenerational yakkety-yak. Which I find kind of comforting, in a way…
And the people dishing it out to us?