Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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M-M-My Generation: The Boomers Trapped in Teenage Wasteland

Posted by Dale Kuehne on December 10, 2013

My generation, the Baby Boomers, have the dubious distinction of becoming the most divorced generation in history.

And we are showing no signs of stopping.

Divorce by those over the age of 50 have more than doubled in the last 20 years.

This makes the boomers responsible for more debt and divorce than any generation in history.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/opinion/schwartz-baby-boomer-divorce/index.html?hpt=hp_t5

Meanwhile, those under the age of 30 are more likely to respect marriage as a lifetime commitment, and accumulate less debt.

I guess my Mom had it right when she once told me,

Dale, if nothing else you can always be a bad example.

Lesson for future generations when they encounter boomers: Don’t do what we say and don’t do what we do. And don’t expect us to apologize or die before we get old

Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don’t need to fight
To prove I’m right
I don’t need to be forgiven

Don’t cry
Don’t raise your eye
It’s only teenage wasteland

Baba O’Riley by Pete Townshend from Who’s Next by The Who (1971)

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