The Circle of Life

I can’t stop reading this article. It’s the best rabbit-hole ever. I’m a Hero:

Hero generations grow up as increasingly protected post-Awakening children. Prophet parents see their Hero children as instruments to fulfill their inner visions. Community and teamwork are instilled in Heroes at a young age. They are confident, ambitious, and optimistic about life, even in tough times.

Heroes enter young adulthood during a Crisis. Their youth, along with their orientation towards action and their ability to work well in teams, makes Heroes the go-to foot soldiers during a Crisis era…

Heroes are straightforward and polite; midlife Heroes become “defenders of a wholesome but conformist culture.” Technological advancement and institutional building are the main focuses of Hero leaders in Midlife, and they use this focus to create a well-ordered society. They eschew passionate and divisive ideology for a pragmatic approach to society and life, and when it comes to spirituality, either favor a pragmatic secularism or a non-charismatic, community-oriented mainline-type faith.

and the Ogre is a Nomad:

Nomad generations are born and nurtured during a spiritual Awakening and grow up as unprotected children. Often seen as a nuisance by Artist and Prophet adults,  Nomad children are left to find their own norms and are exposed to the world of adult dangers and anxieties at a young age. Consequently, Nomad children grow up fast and often engage in risky behavior.

Nomads come of age during an Unraveling as alienated and often cynical adults. However, their early exposure to the realities of adult life give them strong survival skills and a fierce independent streak that makes them well-suited to navigate the societal Unraveling that surrounds them.

and the world suddenly makes sense.

Seriously, I love these types of theories that explain everything about everything. I find them fascinating and weirdly accurate. And yes, I am the type of person who thinks maybe Nostradamus was onto something. The Ogre calls me “gullible”. I prefer to think of it as “open to infinite possibilities.”

Because really, it’s not inconceivable that someone might have written gullible on the ceiling.

Go here to read about the cycles of generations.

  • Old Broad

    “grerp” blogged a series on “The Fourth Turning.” Part 2 inspired much discussion:

    Thoughts on The Fourth Turning, part 2

    Lots of sharing about how it sucked when your parents (and/or all your friends’ parents) got divorced.