Inter Generational Interview
Intergenerational Interview Report
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”- Alan Watts
Throughout history; more specifically throughout different generations, we as human beings have been subject to a certain amount of change within our society. As time goes by change is almost inevitable among a nation. Change has occurred throughout history due to specific events that have a ripple effect upon individuals. Whether the change is a result of advancing technology, social climate, or foreign influence there is little chance of preventing the effect it will have on society. It is difficult to argue that we have not seen a paradigm shift in social attitudes from generation to
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That statement made me think. Had people been teaching this type of stuff to the youth like Prof. Sandberg had suggested, could serious issues with the environment have been resolved sooner? Nonetheless we continued our interview and got to the subject of civic engagement and social justice. After quite an interesting conversation I was able to learn that my Grandfather was an avid supporter of the legalization of Marijuana in the Netherlands and he said that he would often attend rallies and protests in an attempt to push the government towards legalization. As many people know Marijuana was eventually legalized in small amounts in Holland and my Grandfather recalls it being a “glorious time” with people celebrating and parading in the streets upon the announcement. Not soon after my Grandfather moved to Canada with my mother and her siblings and began his new life in a new country.
Similar to my Grandfather, my dad grew up in poverty. Born in St. Thomas, Jamaica in 1969 my Dad was put out on the streets and was homeless at the age of 10. Since