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In little more than a generation, feminism has obliterated roles. If you wonder why so many men choose not to get married, the answer lies in large part in the contemporary devaluation of the husband and of the father - of men as men, in other words.
The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation.
Screw being a singer! I wanna be the voice of my generation with my talk show.
I see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope.
I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class.
But here's what I would tell people of my generation. I turn 40 this year. There isn't going to be a Social Security. There isn't going to be a Medicare when you retire. Forget about what your benefit is going to look like. There isn't going to be one if we don't make some reforms to save that program now.
But look, I was born in 1956, the peak year for births in US history. I think I'm very representative of many of the thought processes my generation have been through and, by and large, people of my age have had their imprint planted on the consciousness of western society for a long time.
I think one of my father's great legacies is the people that he inspired and the generation that he inspired transformed America through civil rights, women's rights, equal justice, and they've passed that on to their children and grandchildren.
I'm from the generation that had the boys' door and the girls' door when you went to school, and you got in big trouble if you went in the wrong one.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, schools and libraries. But many in the world lack these luxuries. How do you practice without such tryout venues?
I was part of a generation that changed the world, and it was taken over by posers.
We wonder if we will be the first generation in American history to leave our children with fewer opportunities and a less prosperous nation than the one we inherited.
My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
I was surprised by the response of young people because there is a perception that those younger than the 1988 generation are not interested in politics.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Each generation has a backlash against the generation before.
This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.
We need the next generation to be motivated and to push technological boundaries, to seek out new innovations.
I feel like I'm a product of this generation where everybody listens to charts with diverse music.
We're saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who've already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation.
God knows why nobody ever learns from the preceding generation - but they don't.
One-way monologues through the Voice of America and Radio Free Asia don't have much street cred with China's Internet generation, to be honest.
What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
I just don't want to live in the past. I'm really disappointed by so many people of my generation who - in order to promote their new work, they have to constantly lean on their past. I don't want to be that type of artist... I see a lot of people out here doing really marginal music.
John F. Kennedy
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