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Generations Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Millennial Cycle Summary

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The Millennial Cycle Summary and Analysis

As of the publication of this book (1991), three generations of the Millennial Cycle have boarded their trains - the Boomers, 13ers, and Millennials. Up until 1991, the cycle has been moderately peaceful and economically healthy. There are anxieties, however, to include a growing sense of lack of political strength, as growth in individualism and cultural fragmentation threaten common purpose, the challenges of an increasingly shrinking world, and the continued damage to our environment.

The Millennial Cycle has produced one social moment of spiritual awakening but has not yet had its secular crisis. The spiritual, or Boom, awakening came in the late 1960's, with riots, Vietnam protests, and general adherence to a counterculture of love.

Boom Generation (Born 1943-1960 - Idealist)

Boomers grew up as indulged darlings and were taught to be guided by principles. The principles they chose, however, were not those...

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