Generations Setting & Symbolism

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Youth and Coming of Age

That period of life from birth to age 21, during which children are nurtured and protected or ignored and neglected, dependent upon the generational type of their parents and grandparents.

Rising Adulthood

That period of life roughly between ages 22-44, when a cohort-group begins to be a "force" in the generational cycle, asserting their dominant peer personality.

Midlife

That period of life between 45 and 65, during which a generational group assumes leadership roles and begins to influence younger generations.

Elderhood

That period of life from 65 until death, during which leadership roles are still assumed in some measure and a generation begins to look toward mentoring and leaving endowments for future generations.

Spiritual Awakening

An era in each generational cycle during which dominant Idealists rebel against the status quo and launch an aggressive push toward new values and ethical behavior.

Secular Crisis

An era in each...

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