This is GREAT.
Ever since reading the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory over a decade ago, I’ve become increasingly intrigued by the patterns in cultural history.
And in 2019, especially since late summer, I’ve been bombarded both from external sources like this article and from my own rather keen intuition about collective events, with this sense of the cycles of 20 years and especially the big changes every 40 years or so.
So this data fits right into that. As more of a person with an artistic, metaphorical, narrative sensibility, I greatly appreciate those of you who bring a more data-driven focus to the table.
Ultimately, I do think your data does connect to Strauss-Howe, as we definitely seem to be coming to an end/beginning of an 80-year cycle, which makes 2020 a critical election and the 2020s a crucial decade, not only for the U.S., but the world.
For that reason, I hope people take seriously their part in manifesting the better world their hearts and minds know is possible, whether that is through the ballot box, through direct action in their lives or both.
In short, my own sense is that we are being called to love more – each other and the planet we live on. But I’ll save elaboration on that for one of my own posts!
Anyway, GREAT work, Misha! Much THANKS for sharing it.