Generational Cycles and their Influence on Cultural and Personal Spirituality
March 21, 6:30-8:30pm
$10 preregistered/prepaid. $15 at the door.
We are familiar with the current generations: Boomers, GenXers, and Millennials. Most are not familiar with the understanding that their alignment enables us to explain current events in our culture and to predict what will come next for society. The Generational Futures presentation is a fascinating research project done in the 1980s. It advanced an eye-opening exposition of generational cycles. Four generational archetypes were identified, and found to create a repeating 80-year cycle, which exposes a consistent pattern of cultural changes, observed all the way back to the time of the Pilgrims.
We will investigate each archetype, their characteristics, and the repeating societal changes and the changing alignments they bring. We will also cover what people need to consider when they work with each generational archetype. Included is a discussion related to the newest generation: GenZ, or iGen, or Digital Natives (they do not have an agreed-to name yet).
Steve Troutman is a futurist, examining trends and scenarios, methodologies and insights about the future. From a spirituality perspective, Steve will relate how societal norms change with each generational turning when a new alignment comes into place.