Each generation has different worries

first_imgQ uestion: I have a wonderful hardworking son. Given the nature of his work, he periodically is unemployed. What strikes me is that he is not worried. Money does not seem to be a major concern. Is this a generational difference or just a unique situation? If I were in his position, I would be a nervous wreck. I am 70 and my son, who is single, is 47. – S.L. Dear S.L.: You are not alone in reacting to such differences. Generations have their own set of expectations, perceptions, work style, comfort zones and concerns. Often referred to as Traditionalists, those in the silent generation were born between 1936 and 1945. S.L., this likely is your generation. The silents remember World War II from their childhood and stories of the Depression from their parents. They had superheroes as role models and generally expected experts to solve their problems. The majority were seeking stability. They wanted secure jobs and that led many to work for large corporations. Silents also were considered risk-averse and often chose careers in teaching and engineering. They were planners, with many planning their lives by the age of 20. As adolescents, they were considered the least rebellious and most conforming. They lived during a time of economic prosperity, low inflation and high employment. They also are the smallest generation in number. Baby boomers After the GIs returned from World War II, the birthrate exploded, producing 78 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. Unlike the silent generation, baby boomers lack childhood recollections of World War II. The leading-edge baby boomers were born during a time of economic prosperity, while the trailing edge faced recession and job competition. Baby boomers were activists, leading the way for the civil rights movement, the women’s movement and antiwar protests. William Strauss and John Howe, in their classic book, “Generations” (Harper Perennial, 1992), write: They “triggered America’s most furious and violent youth upheaval in the 20th century.” They were the Woodstock generation, known for sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll – although a Gallup survey indicated only about half of baby boomers admit they indulged in drugs. The power of the boomers does not come from their generational identity but rather from their sheer numbers. Cheryl Russell, in her book, “The Master Trend” (Plenum Press, 1993), identifies key characteristics of baby boomers: “They did not select a mate; they mated.” They were slow to marry and didn’t necessarily commit for life. They depended on debt instead of savings, avoided civic duties and succeeded in almost everything they wanted out of life. They shocked the older generation by growing long hair, battled authority, spurned marriage and marched for peace. As the baby boomer generation matures, millions now seek meaning in life, take responsibility for others and their communities, and are redefining retirement. What does this mean in relationship to your son’s activities? Here’s one perspective: You are from the conservative silent generation, known to save for the future and value stability. Your son, born in 1960, is a trailing-edge baby boomer, possibly influenced by the norms of a competitive job market and frequent job changes. The baby boomer generation is one that was able to focus on itself with confidence. Fortunately, they did not experience hard times comparable to the GI generation, or the fear of instability experienced by the silent generation. Your influence may be outweighed by baby boomers’ strong sense of self, confidence as a free agent and knowledge that a stable, caring parent is there for them. S.L., best wishes on understanding and accepting the generational divide. And enjoy a special relationship with your son. Helen Dennis is a specialist in aging, with academic, corporate and nonprofit experience. Send her your questions and concerns in care of the Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077; or fax to 310-540-7581, or e-mail to features@dailybreeze.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHere are characteristics of just three generations: GI generation Members of the GI generation were born before 1936 and grew up during the Depression. They knew hard times. Many started saving for retirement more than 40 years ago and today are less likely to be in debt than the average household. The GI generation found stability by becoming the largest group of young homeowners. They gave a lot and also expect, and probably demand, the best health care and Social Security possible. They are committed to doing their duty, sacrificing for the common good; a truly civic generation. Tom Brokaw, in his book, “The Greatest Generation” (Random House, 1998), refers to this group as the generation that built modern America. Silent generation last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Fabio Borini signs for AC Milan on loan with obligation to buy

first_img1 Fabio Borini in action for Sunderland against Chelsea AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Sunderland forward Fabio Borini on loan with an obligation to buy.The 26-year-old returns to his homeland after grabbing two goals last season as the Black Cats tumbled out of the Premier League and into the Championship.The former Chelsea and Liverpool man signed for Sunderland permanently in 2015 for a fee in the region of £8million after a promising loan spell with the club during the 2013/14 season.However, goals have been hard to come by for the Italy international in recent years and he will hope to kick-start his career at the San Siro.The attacker has previously starred in Italy’s top flight for Roma, on loan from Parma, where he grabbed 10 goals in his single season at the club.last_img read more

West Ham boss Allardyce shrugs off Cole’s frustration

first_imgWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce shrugged off Joe Cole’s reaction to being substituted in the first half during the 3-0 defeat to Chelsea.Cole was sacrificed along with Jack Collison in a double change made shortly after Chelsea had gone 2-0 up, as Allardyce reshuffled his line-up.Former Blues midfielder Cole walked straight down the tunnel after being replaced but the Hammers manager was unmoved by Cole’s unhappiness.He said: “I had to change something, somebody had to come off.“I wanted to bring a bit more energy and pace down that side.“Every player is frustrated when they’re taken off because every player thinks about themselves. I have to think about the bigger picture.“If he’s frustrated, that’s fine. Next time he gets a chance, he’s going to play so well for me that the last thing I can do is substitute him.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Former HSU linebacker Taylor Mitchell named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

first_imgARCATA >> Former Humboldt State linebacker Taylor Mitchell was named to the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hampshire Honor Society.Mitchell was one of 882 football student-athletes from 280 institutions across all levels chosen to the impressive group. To be eligible for membership, nominated student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better, be a starter or significant contributor to their team in one’s last year of eligibility and …last_img

AIBA threatens India over denial of visa to Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sakiku

first_imgThe International Boxing Federation (AIBA) has said that it will reconsider the decision to award India the Men’s World Boxing Championships in 2021 after India denied visa to a Kosovo boxer.AIBA said it was unfortunate that the government of India took a regrettable political decision to not grant visa to Donjeta Sakiku. The Indian government does not recognise the government of Kosovo and as such did not grant visa to their lone eligible participant at the Women’s World Boxing Championships, currently underway in the Capital.The Men’s World Boxing Championships are scheduled to be held in India in 2021 but following India’s refusal to grant visa to the Kosovo athlete, the AIBA has said that it is forced to reconsider its decision to award the hosting rights to India.Here’s the full statement from AIBA:It is indeed extremely disappointing to note that the Government of India could not find any satisfactory solution for the young athlete Donjeta SADIKU (Light 60kg) and the delegation from Kosovo despite the joint efforts made by AIBA and the Boxing Federation of India over the past weeks, days and hours to clear the status of their Entry Visas.”We are deeply concerned by this situation. Any boxer shouldn’t be affected by any political decision while trying to achieve the dream of competing at the international level. Politics and sports should in no way be mixed. We appreciate the efforts made by the Boxing Federation of India, but AIBA will need to reconsider the 2021 Men’s World Championships bid. This being said, we wish to reiterate our sincere apologize to Donjeta SADIKU and the boxing family of Kosovo,” said AIBA President Gafur Rahimov.advertisementWhen awarding the hosting of an AIBA event, one of the International Boxing Association primary requirements is the capability of guarantee that all eligible athletes and delegations could participate, without any discrimination and beyond any political consideration. It is very unfortunate that the Government of India has taken again the regrettable political decision of not allowing an athlete to achieve her dream of competing at a World Championships.Therefore, AIBA will study the appropriate actions will need to be consider to ensure that this situation never happens again, including the possibility to re-open the bidding process for the AIBA 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championships due to take place in India.Also Watch:last_img read more

Don’t blame Ben Stokes for England’s Ashes defeat – Australia are simply better

first_img Read more 1:49 England cricket team Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Topics The popular theory when it all goes wrong is to blame the bankers. It is true that Joe Root, Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad have not contributed much. Cook has struggled all tour, despite driving himself relentlessly hard when seeking out extra practice in the nets on his days off. In Adelaide he appeared to have the measure of the pace bowlers only to fall twice to Lyon. In Perth in the second innings he was victim to a freakishly good caught-and-bowled by Hazlewood, but the blunt truth is that his highest score is 37 and he averages 13.83. There will be plenty advocating that he should go now, but he should play in Melbourne and he will. In any case there is no replacement in the tour party. He is still interested.All the left-handers struggled against Lyon in the first two Tests when the ball turned more than expected. Perhaps there were not enough right-handers in the squad – though there were no obvious omissions. Certainly there were not enough right-handers in the top six, a situation that could have been improved if Jonny Bairstow, rather than Moeen Ali, had been at six from the start. That was a puzzling decision given recent history since Bairstow has always batted higher than Moeen, but it was hardly an Ashes-losing one.The English bowlers needed help – without lateral movement in the air or off the pitch they were too easily neutered. They squandered their best chance in Adelaide; the Australians could always compensate with their extra pace and bounce. Moreover Lyon was on another plane to Moeen, who has been hampered by a side strain, then a cut to his spinning finger. By Perth Moeen, who had been short of bowling, had tinkered with his action to no obvious good effect. He had lost zip and dip through the air and was bowling more slowly. He was not much use to his captain out in the field and the runs dried up. Ashes 2017-18 Australia cricket team Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Australia reclaim Ashes with final-day victory over England in third Test features Cricket Trevor Bayliss insists he is still the right man for England despite Ashes defeat Support The Guardian Ashes: Australia thrash England in third Test to regain urn – video report Share on Facebook Ben Stokes Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest It did not just go wrong on a pavement in Bristol in the early hours of 25 September. The first and most obvious reason why Australia have regained the Ashes at the earliest opportunity is because they are better. And they would have been better, Stokes or no Stokes.At the head of the Australian team is the best batsman in the series and probably the best in the world. Steve Smith has been superb, rescuing his side in Brisbane and forging the match-winning partnership in Perth.It was instructive to listen to Smith talking to his inquisitors on ABC radio after he had hit his double century. They were eager to unravel the magic elixir, some quirk of preparation, some clever routine that was peculiar to him. “I just move across to off-stump,” Smith said, “and watch the ball. I don’t think about much at all while I’m out there.” Australia sport Share via Email There is always the danger in cricket of investing too much importance upon the coaches; they are not omnipotent as in football. Even so, it did not help that England lacked a regular fast-bowling coach. Ottis Gibson and David Saker before him had a special rapport with the pacemen. They talked the bowlers’ language without overcomplicating the process and both generated great trust within the unit. Here on a short‑term engagement England had the much‑respected New Zealander Shane Bond, who did not have much time to bond but down in his bunker he came up with a lot of cunning schemes. “We have our plans to each batsman,” we kept hearing. In fact the best plans to almost any batsman is to aim to hit the top of off-stump 90% of the time. Those funky fields to Smith soon looked increasingly futile.Root has been all too visible waving his arms a lot to implement those fields rather than batting for hours. No doubt he knew it would be tough, but not this tough. The extraneous stuff, like the Bairstow head-butt and the Ben Duckett head-drench, were unwelcome, draining distractions. He missed his vice-captain out on the field, one suspects. Suddenly his chief advisers out there were the old guard of bowlers, who are less inclined towards up an “up and at ’em” approach, and so they may have been at odds with Root’s instincts. And he was woefully short of ammunition in the field, despite Anderson’s excellence.There was so much to do that he may have become distracted at the crease, where he is most valuable to England. Root’s touch has been good; maybe he has been straining to impose himself as he senses the team and the tour creaking. Whatever the reason no significant innings was forthcoming from England’s best batsman; they kept coming from Australia’s. The Ashes Read more That is always the way with the great batsmen. The crease is their natural habitat; it is where they are most relaxed and it is where they most want to be in this world.Smith says he does not like watching cricket much; instead he bats. In this series he has enjoyed reining himself in, enhancing his own pleasure and England’s agony in equal measure. Now he is more interested in great innings rather than great shots. His calmness at the crease, despite all the relentless pre-delivery fidgeting, is reminiscent of Virat Kohli in this generation and Viv Richards and Geoffrey Boycott in another. He loves to bat; he lives to bat.The problem for England, though, went way beyond Smith. Australia’s bowling attack has been so much more potent. Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon had never played a Test together before Brisbane – mainly because of Cummins’s battle with injuries. Now they complement each other brilliantly and they will continue to do so for a while if they remain free from injury.The three pace bowlers are all quicker than their English counterparts; they gain steeper bounce and Starc just occasionally has managed to swing the ball. They have ruthlessly disposed of England’s tail and there has not been much respite for the early order, either. Meanwhile Lyon is at his peak, confident and combative, spinning the ball vigorously and landing it accurately. Because of the excellence of the pace triumvirate Lyon has usually found himself bowling when Australia have been in a dominant position and he has made the most of it – especially against all those left-handers.So the Australians have proved that they are better while England could have been much better. The tourists were unable to snatch the few opportunities that came their way. In Brisbane there was scope for a first‑innings lead and a strange reluctance to toss the ball to Jimmy Anderson, who has been England’s best bowler here, after lunch. In Adelaide England gambled on the toss but then were timid with the ball until darkness descended on the third evening. In Perth they squandered the chance of a major total having reached 368 for four. Share on Messenger Play Videolast_img read more

ESPN’s Desmond Howard Bashes SEC After Performances Of Arkansas And Auburn

first_imgDesmond Howard's playoff prediction.Twitter/@NickDolleIs the Southeastern Conference the best college football league in the country top-to-bottom? Last week, it seemed that the answer was obvious. This week? Not so much. Arkansas, as you probably know, lost to Toledo at home. Auburn needed overtime to get by FCS-level Jacksonville State. And Missouri trails Arkansas State at halftime. ESPN’s Desmond Howard is taking notice, and has a message for fans who think the SEC reigns above all others.Really hard to make the “BEST from top to bottom” claim when you step out of the conf and lose to Toledo (at home) and need OT to beat JVST.— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) September 13, 2015It’s a long season, so it’s best not to make judgements quite yet. But perhaps the playing field across the country is more level than previously thought.last_img read more

Shivakumars daughter Aishwarya deposes before ED

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya on Thursday deposed before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in a money laundering case. Aishwarya, who was summoned by the ED on Tuesday, deposed before the financial probe agency around 10.40 a.m. She, however, refrained from speaking to media while going in the ED office. According to the ED officials, Aishwarya will be questioned about the financial dealings of a trust handled by her. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The official also said that Aishwarya will be confronted with documents of the financial transaction of the trust. Aishwarya was also part of the 2017 business deal in Singapore with Coffee Day and Soul Space, he said. The official said that Aishwarya will also be questioned about investment of several crores on her name. In his 2018 election affidavit, Shivakumar had declared Rs 618 crore assets and Rs 108 crore properties in the name of his daughter. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The ED arrested Shivakumar on September 3 after questioning him for over two days in connection with case. A day later, a Delhi court sent Shivakumar to 10-day ED custody. Shivakumar has been on the radar of the Income-Tax Department and the ED since demonetisation in 2016. An Income-Tax search at his New Delhi flat on August 2, 2017 led to seizure of Rs 8.59 crore unaccounted cash. Thereafter, the I-T Department lodged cases against the Congress leader and his four associates under sections 277 and 278 of the Income-Tax Act, 1961, and sections 120(B), 193 and 199 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).last_img read more

Jailhouse suite Bride groom arrested in Edmonton after postwedding bar brawl

first_imgEDMONTON – A bride and groom spent their first night of wedded bliss in jail when Edmonton police arrested them after a post-wedding brawl in a downtown bar.It’s unclear how it all started, but photos and videos posted on social media show the fight on the weekend spilling out of the Denizen Hall bar and onto the street.Witnesses say the bride was right in the middle of it.Police say she was charged with assault and the groom was charged with mischief.Their names have not been released.Witness Matt Machado told CTV Edmonton that the doors to the bar just exploded open and bodies stared piling out.“It was just absolutely ridiculous and absolutely absurd,” Machado said.“The bride is just swinging and the melee ends up on the sidewalk,” said another witness.“As we’re watching, you just see this girl in a wedding dress right in the middle of it,” a third witness recalled.Images and videos of the brawl were posted online. “Your wedding is trash,” one user wrote in a tweet, which included a photo of the bride sitting outside next to security staff.(CTV Edmonton)last_img read more