|BACKGROUND ON GENERATIONAL THEORY
THE THEORY -
THE ARCHETYPES -
THE NOMAD ARCHETYPE
Nomad generations: Lost (born
1883-1900), Gen-X (born 1961-1981)
remember Nomads best for their rising-adult years of hell-raising
and for their midlife years of hands-on, get-it-done leadership.
Their principal endowments are in the domain of liberty, survival,
and honor. A lifecycle outline:
- As Nomads
replace Prophets in childhood during an Awakening, they
are left underprotected at a time of social convulsion
and adult self-discovery.
- As alienated
Nomads replace Prophets in young adulthood during an
Unraveling, they become brazen free agents, lending their
pragmatism and independence to an era of growing social
- As pragmatic
Nomads replace Prophets in midlife during a Crisis, they
apply toughness and resolution to defend society while
safeguarding the interests of the young.
- As exhausted
Nomads replace Prophets in elderhood during a High, they
slow the pace of social change, shunning the old crusades
in favor of simplicity and survivalism.
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