Well, it's alright, even if you're old and greyWell, it's alright, you still got something to sayWell, it's alright, remember to live and let liveWell, it's alright, the best you can do is forgive
Strauss and Howe [in their excellent book, Generations: The History of America's Future: 1584 to 2069] say that their research on past generations leads them to expect a "crisis lasting from 2013 to 2024." They say "the early 2020's appear fateful," and they expect Malloch's "next Great Generation, the Millennials, will have "a chance to demonstrate civic virtue and to triumph over great adversity."
As I am remembering the book, that "chance to demonstrate civic virtue and to triumph over great adversity," will require my generation, whatever it is called - those of us who are ever more "old and grey" - to play a catalyzing role. Nothing automatic about that, I know, but I am hoping that Strauss and Howe are right!