This video is catching on virally and resonating with people who lived during the 80s in Kevin Bacon’s message to Millennials on Kevin Bacon explains the 80s to Millennials.
I thought I’d add my commentary, as I’ve written before on how the 80s really was for those born in 1960-65 — the ones graduating from high school, the unsettled world around us (Cold War threat), corruption, but a strong sense of optimism.
No, we didn’t even have “GOOGLE” to check out a person we were considering to date, a company to work for, or an employee for hire… we had to take our chances yet we were eternally optimistic.
Many of us are caught in between in more than one way: not just the year we were born, but also as cheerleaders for our Millennial children. We want them to learn from us, pave the way to success and financial freedom and a keep them safe.
We were born when we could set out at dawn and know we had to be home by the time the sun was down. There wasn’t any text messages with excuses on why we were late, not home, missing curfew. We just knew that was the expectation. We knew the repercussions if we failed. We would be grounded, cut off from our outside world of friends, bike riding, and so on. The most we can do for our kids to send a message is suspend their phones, cut off their connections.