Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Blog site to accompany KUAR Public Radio program, the only program on radio today where the generations get together the first and third Tuesdays each month to compare and contrast their perspectives on a wide variety of topics.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Play is the topic for the program aired 6-22-10 and available as a podcast at Adults sometimes totally forget about the way they played as children and the way the world was then as compared to current times. Those older depression era G.I. Generation children grew up with play as a secondary and sometimes non-existent part of their lives. Boomers, on the other hand, were very spoiled and have even gone on to spoil their grandchildren Millenials and Homelanders even more. Play to the younger generation is very isolated and not socially interactive, unlike the common misconception that they are interactive. They often set aside in groups and do not volunteer their participation very well.
The most revealing thing that I learned from this program came from our older generation guest, J.J. Lacey, who described how the very act of play was also discriminated between blacks and whites when he was a child. They had two YMCA's and did not mix at all. His explanation is much better than mine, so give a listen.