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Thoughtful Thursday: Children of War

Thoughtful Thursday: Children of War

Essay, Photography, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Theology
I met with some folks this week and we were talking about society a bit. Most of the people in this particular group were baby boomers / silent generation folks. They were probably children born right before WWII. I noticed a prevalent attitude (paraphrased): The statement was made that they knew war their whole lives (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War), and people today don't know what that was like. I look back upon my children's lives. My youngest child was in kindergarten when 9/11 occurred. He essentially does not remember a time when the US was not at war. He is 17 now. Actually, this year, we have been at continuous war in the middle east for 10 years. And our children don't know what it is like for a nation to be at war. Is this true? Do we live life in such a way as to deny the re...