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With each new generation, we find new names for our youth. I was a proud member of “Generation X” and therefore a slacker. Now we have the “Millennials” who are said to seek instant gratification and demand to be spoon-fed a sense of purpose.

Whatever you call them, since the time of Socrates we have mourned the irreverence of our juniors, their lack of respect for posterity, propriety and their reluctance to receive our wisdom.

Yet, all to often, it is we who forget that much of the wisdom we have to give is the result of past blasphemy evolved into doctrine.

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