January is a time for new beginnings. A time for resolutions and I will not subcomb to that delicious, chocolatey goodness that is--ah, forget it, I'm eating it anyway.
|Yes, that is my youngest, on his very 1st birthday, turning blue from his Oswald cake.|
Anyway, all this thinking about new beginnings made me think of things that used to be. Which inevitably led me to this website The Mindset List. For those of you not familiar with this infamous list of things that the current graduating class has never know or always has always known is a widely circulate and copied list.
I do find it kinda funny that there wasn't a list for when I graduated from high school. And by funny, I mean wailing into the mirror that I'm O.L.D. old kinda funny. The list, begun in 1998, is compiled by Beloit College's Keefer Professor of the Humanities, Tom McBride and Emeritus Public Affairs Director, Ron Nief.
So in honor of turning another year older this month, I give you a sampling of the things that the class of 2013 has either never known or has always have.
Brace yerself, Bertha!
For these students, Martha Graham, Pan American Airways, Michael Landon, Dr. Seuss, Miles Davis, The Dallas Times Herald, Gene Roddenberry, and Freddie Mercury have always been dead.
They have always been able to read books on an electronic screen.
Tattoos have always been very chic and highly visible.
They have never used a card catalog to find a book.
They have never been Saved by the Bell
Ready to go crawl back in bed, yet? Or do you feel a leetle sorry for their generation?
So, your assignment for today: Peruse the list at The Mindset Website, any year, and pick the one that stood out the most.