Someone once bought me a book for 20p called Strengthening Your Grip: Essentials in an Aimless World (1992), she said I had to have it, it’s by Charles R. Swindoll.
A few years down the line and I’ve actually started reading it. He says that ‘each decade possesses a particular characteristic’ (pp.11).
Here are the characteristics that he says—shrewdly, I think—were present from the thirties to the eighties…
- Thirties – Idealism
- Forties – Patriotism
- Fifties – Materialism
- Sixties – Rebellion
- Seventies – Disillusionment
- Eighties – Aimlessness
So is he right?
Swindoll, Charles, R., 1992. Strengthening Your Grip: Essentials in an Aimless World. Hodder and Stoughton.