The Hero Generation

I started this blog for a purpose, and for a time I have deviated from that. My purpose was trying to bring awareness to my generation, the faceless generation, bring an awareness so that we can understand who we are, where we’re going, and how we’re meant to be going about bringing change. In every generation there are those who see themselves as sticking out from the crowd, this is natural. I would suggest that there has never been an entire generation who feel like this though. Sure, there are those who feel that their lives are together and all the best to them, but there is so much more that we could be doing.

A few months ago I started reading a book called “The Fourth Turning”, it’s an interesting and unique book which tries to explain the patterns within generations by tying it into historical events. It makes some fantastic points. If we follow the logic of the authors, then the generation that I am in is part of what’s known as a Hero Generation, the problem is we haven’t been given an opportunity to be heroic, the last Hero Generation was those who were born and lived during World War 2, a time when the world was in turmoil. A lot of things are going on in our world, and we sit behind our screens commenting on how terrible we think it is without doing anything about it. I myself am aware that I tend to do the same thing.

I suppose that I’m saying this because there is so much more we could do. There are big shoes to fill, and we aren’t stepping into them. Why not? Are we afraid? Probably. Are we apathetic? Probably. If even one person is inspired by this then I will be glad that someone has taken this to heart. This is where all the talk of movements and community and affecting your world is leading to. Let’s write the story of our generation together. I hope to expand upon this in the next few posts I write. Thank you for once again tuning into my ramblings.

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