"We all have a little weakness, which is very natural but rather misleading, for supposing that this epoch must be the end of the world because it will be the end of us. How future generations will get on without us is indeed, when we come to think of it, quite a puzzle. But I suppose they will get on somehow, and may possibly venture to revise our judgments as we have revised earlier judgments."
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist
Illustrated London News, Aug 15, 1925
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 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
 -- Mike, Norwalk      
Indeed, indeed
 -- Robert, Sarasota     
    It has amazed me that even among the baby boom generation which so vehemently rejected the materialistic value system of their parents when we were young, so many of them have now forgotten that children rarely emulate therir parents. Case in point is that so many baby boomers don't like hip hop and rap, can't understand how their kids can listen to it and try to put a curb on their cultural choices. Things change--learn from the young.
     -- EGL, LA     
    Chesterton was a realist like so many of our Founding Fathers. They all realized that time moves on and so do we. Something that the "NEW" conservatives do not understand, preferring to remain unmoved and Intolerant.
     -- A.Jurgensen, Stuart, FL     
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