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Baby Boomers: What moral codes do you carry with you from the 60s when you were in your 20s?


Baby Boomers were born b/t 1946 and 1964. The Vietnam War and Environmental Movement played a great role in shaping our ideas, many of which seem to have been strict moral codes that we imposed upon ourselves. I realize that I still live by many of my beliefs of that era. I would never, COULD never buy an SUV because of the environmental impact. Few of my friends have more than 2 children since we believed it was irresponsible to over-populate the planet. Many of us are liberal in our politics,peace activists,social justice proponents. What are the moral codes you carry w you from that time?

 

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    KatyWhoWaited 3 years ago

    ah, the true environmentalist!


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    KatyWhoWaited 3 years ago

    Craan, that must be cute! I still do the jean thing of the era - triangle headscarf, jean shirt. I love the scarves and long skirts and colors! Thanks so much

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    KatyWhoWaited 3 years ago

    I once belonged to League of Women Voters and our discussion of landfills was very depressing. That group was/is so active in some really "un-romantic" issues that need addressing. Glad you brought up landfills, Diana!

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    KatyWhoWaited 3 years ago

    Love that phrase "Can't we all just get along?"It's perfectly worded and does something when you hear it. A young friend gave me a scarf recently with a peace symbol. I use it as a dresser scarf. That is the 1 symbol has really lasted thru the yrs

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    KatyWhoWaited 3 years ago

    Simondixie, I think turning out lights, etc., etc. are wonderful ways to express our knowledge that as Carl Sagan said, "We live on a tiny blue dot," in the universe. This is our only home for now. We need to think of those who come after us

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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 3 years ago

    If you kept your ears open at the demonstrations, you'd hear/see the same people cheering for peace& love as were cheering for the violent /gun-toting tactics of the subversive. It was definitely easy to persuade w/ crowd mentality.

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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 3 years ago

    I definitely agree that a mistrust of authority and government came from the 60s, and I too believe in more personal accountability/ self-sufficiency. It amazes me why voters keep saying yes to more programs and still higher taxes!


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    KatyWhoWaited 3 years ago

    Thanks Jada67. Values and morals once taught, really stick I guess.

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    KatyWhoWaited 3 years ago

    Paradigm, thanks for your comment. That didn't happen in my group. They got the engineering jobs, but continued marching for causes and kept many of the virtues. Maybe it was the city we're were from or the water or something (tee hee)


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    ParadigmEnacted 3 years ago

    Yeah? Did it happen overnight?


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