Posts Tagged ‘generation gap’

At first a battle of wills

Novice parent versus wilful child

History transforms post-war gratitude

Into anti-war anger

Generation gaps becomes personal.

Paths set to political differences.

My capitalism finances your socialism.

Framed in paradigms, caricatures and “isms”.

Lifetimes of fun, fights & insights,

Finally revelations, understanding:

Roger’s a legend.*


* My involvement in the restructuring of Panthers in 1991 provided a major insight into Roger, helped reveal fundamental errors in my thinking.  The restructure  was taking a traditional organisational management pyramid completely dismantling it and rebuilding it as an organisation driven by a network of self-directed teams. A daring, radical, innovative move that gave practical life to a belief that organisational health is dependent on building: structures that distribute power away from individuals; cultures that allow individuals to grow, create & flourish (to be individual); and the tools to give people leverage.

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Between The Beatles of 1964 and 1967

A chasm defined by parental questioning.

During Australian tour 1964:

“Why are they screaming?”

By  1967 – Strawberry Fields:

“You wouldn’t want to look like them, would you?

Beatle suits, boots & mop-tops were one thing … this was entirely different.

More judgement than question

Anxious to please …

My head shakes but
My heart throbs.

“Between the emotion and the response falls …”





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