Generational Change

The burden of these sad times we must obey
Say what we mean, not what we ought to say
The oldest have suffered most, we who are young
May never see so much, nor live so long

Frank Stella, Then came death and took the butcher (from Had Gadya)1982-84

Frank Stella, Then came death and took the butcher (from Had Gadya) 1982-84

I’ve always loved this quote. It hardly applies to the generation now passing away in the developed world, the so-called baby boom, which had a noticeable lack of suffering, but if we take a global perspective it is vivid.

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