Generations being named, never heard of that

IMG_20190217_232632_628I had a discussion with a friend yesterday. I had I never thought that generations got names.
I remember how much I am so against naming everything just for the sake of westernizing everything. I december eten I said to colleagues of carrying babies that they shouldn’t teach me all shorts of abbreviations tita werd never ging to make sense to anyone in the future. If we would name everything in Karanga that was going to make sense to me.
Generation X which is a generation before generation T. I have no idea then what X means, I forgot to ask. But T means Technology she said, and this generation does not take any advice from anyone, so she said. But I do experience it differently.

My friend is exactly 10 years younger than me. I mostly have younger friends, but no I think I get along with all ages because even carrying babies of other people and they fall asleep goes perfectly. Which maybe the reason why I never thought in generations.

But I can’t shut down someone who truly believe that some things that we do are influenced by the generations we belong to.

I come from a generation where we were not allowed to use calculators at school in the 80s and 90s.

I am just proud to have been part of this generation. Whereas my brother who is 11 years older than me is from the generation before me. I remember looking up to him respecting every little step he took. Even now when I speak to him, he reminds me that during his young years life was much easier and marriages would stand still for example.
But after our generation I felt like time stopped and nothing went well anymore. This discussion almost argument, went on but I am still convinced that I had a better generation. This is what we did. -We played outside without being forced. -We were not so monitored by our parents
– Community would keep an eye on you not on only your mom or dad
-we played cassettes and we had Walkman
-we could repair a lot of things and could make our own things
I have a longer list but help me to fill in.
I am not being negative about generation T but I am still alive and I can compare the two. Which is why I thought to share a part of this. I can go on about
But then it’s better if I just add this part to my book. “humansbonded

Published by Muchaneta Vandirai

Muchaneta was now living in the Netherlands, far away from home and her extended family. Perhaps it was the distance or the time away from her roots that led her down a path to reconciling her traditionally African approach to child rearing with the new modern European scientifically tested advice she was consistently receiving. In doing so she began to craft out a unique path for herself and her growing family.

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