HISTORY: Yes, We Lived in a great generation – The Best Ever Generation

This is about us (who are 50/60/70 years and above)* –
we should be proud……

*Best Era Ever; Best ever generation*

Born in ………………..40s/50s /60s/70s
Grew up in …………..60s/70s
Educated in …………70s/80s
Ventured out in ……80s/90
Stabilised a bit in….2000s
Got a bit wiser in…..2010s
*Made it to ………….2022 oooph!*

*We have lived in* …..
EIGHT Different *Decades*
TWO Different *Centuries*
TWO Different *Millennials*

We have been through…
-> ;

Phonebooth, Pager, Beeper, Thuraya/Satellite phone, Mobile phone to latest Smart phone –

Used Radio, Transistor radios, Black & White TV, TV with glass shell screen (From big one with shutter door) to compact TV, flat screen, to Smart TV.

Gramophone player, Tape recorder, Betamax/VHS Video Cassette Recorder (VCR), Walkman, Cassette player, Cartridge player, YouTube to Wireless Streaming.

Handwritten letters , Typewriter (Popular brand of Remington, Imperial, Oliver, Olivetti, Underwood, Halda), Dictaphone, Pitman Stenography as shorthand to Electric Typewriter, Electronic typewriter (Brother, golf ball, typewheel), Telegrams, Teleprinters (Telex), Fax Machine to eMail  WhatsApp, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram.

Money Orders, Postal Orders, Hundi, Bankers Cheque, Travellers Cheques, DD to
NEFT, RTGS, PayTM, Google Pay, & Indian UPI , Bhim etc.

Basic computers (20 MB Hard disk drive to 2 TB) to latest laptop, 5.25 inch to 3.5 inch floppy disk to CD disk to PenDrive –

And …
thank God, we missed the Spanish Flu
…..but on time for Corona… Ah!

Some of us were hippies and yuppies.
We looked good in bell bottoms and turn-ups, went through pencils “drainpipes”
and then settled for a cut in-between.

Walked, cycled,
rode , drove ,
went on train, on sea, played in the streets with dust, mud, went underground ,
hung in the air , surfed , flew  & now awaiting the Elon Musk SpaceX to Moon.

Wow!!!
What a Life it’s been

*Yes, we also went through many more… like:*

Typically, we can be termed as “Xennials”….
a “cross-over generation”
of people whose birth yrs were in the 40s/50s ….

had an analogue  childhood, a digital adulthood, and now a ‘SeenAll ager’

Literally….our generation has lived through, witnessed so much n more in every dimension of life…

This is our generation that
has given a new paradigm
to the word “CHANGE”

We thank God for this wonderful, meaningful, amazing rollercoaster life …

Surely…
We went through our 20s & crossed over our 30s, 40s, 50s & 60s, holding each other’s hands with fun & frolic…

*_Best Wishes my dear friends, to all of you who are from the era that was, that is, that will be ~ none such as ours_*

*Let us continue to live our lives to the fullest, one day at a time*
*Let’s see where 2023 takes us in last leg of growing up *….

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Comments

  • Cheryl Smith  On 01/04/2023 at 10:22 am

    The oppression, killings and segregation of Black people in Guyana has to stop. Repairs to roads and drainage in Black peoples areas MUST be done. Ali & Jagdeo are only taking care of the Indian and muslims areas. Black people should also have good jobs and decent wages because of their educational standards. 99% of the Indians in Guyana have no education and have the jobs that were taken away from the Black people when Ali & Jagdeo stole the Presidency and took over Guyana. Yes! Many survived the good old days and were happy. Today, with the new technologies, and despite our great educational achievements, Black people are suffering under the PPP government. What is there to celebrate? Sufferings?

    • Ramesh  On 01/05/2023 at 10:08 am

      “99% of the Indians in Guyana have no education and have the jobs that were taken away from the Black people …” C. Smith.

      Are you sure 99% of Indians are uneducated? You sound uneducated.

      Do you remember a Guyanese tyrant named Forbes Burnham? If not, I suggest you look him up.

      Ramesh

    • Age  On 01/05/2023 at 11:19 pm

      I think we understand that the PPP voters and the PPP have recently made inflammatory comments about the diaspora and Trinis under the guise of Local Content, but I disagree that 99% of the Indo-Guyanese population have no education.

      This sort of hyperbolic mathematics tend to make us look like fools.

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