My father was a Republican for the first 78 years of his life. For the last twenty, he’s been a Democrat (he just celebrated his 98th.) What happened? “They lost me,” he says.
They’re losing even more Americans now, as the four remaining GOP candidates seek to out-do one another in their race for…
He makes a point in here about our generation being more tolerant and forward-thinking than our parents.
That’s a tough one. In general, I think he’s right. Concepts like tolerance were really pushed on us in school when we were young, and I personally grew up in a really diverse environment.
But now that I’ve been to college and have been around people who haven’t come from diverse backgrounds and/or are complete idiots, I wonder how much stock I should have in my generation.
Though some of us are sharper and more capable of critical thinking than our parents, a staggering amount of people in this generation are very dogmatic, rather close-minded, and have a very easy time resting in their comforts.
The next decade in this country is going to be an interesting one.