Goodbye to All That

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In “Goodbye Bland Affluence” in this morning’s Wall Street Journal Peggy Noonan writes about people downsizing their lives. She cites a Michigan couple who are gave up credit cards, high tech, and are now farming for their daily bread.

Baby boomers, she says, “know the era they built is over, that something new is beginning, something more subdued and altogether more mysterious. The old markers of success–money, status, power–will not apply as they have”.

I am not so sure about her predictions about future life New York city, but her thoughts about those my age I think are spot on.

Dashed expectations breed fertile soil for the Gospel.