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Keeping Cool In The Peak Of Summer

Keeping Cool In The Peak Of Summer

Keeping Cool In The Peak Of Summer

As the summer heat begins to grip the state of California, keeping cool is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. We all want to get out of the sun and find a nice air conditioned place to hide out. Luckily, California has plenty of options when it comes to keeping cool, you just need to know where to look.

When it comes to keeping cool, there are the obvious choices such as:

  • The beach
  • The pool
  • Water parks
  • Rivers
  • Lakes

However, since these options are well known, they are likely to be very crowded.

Some other options that might not be as obvious for keeping cool include:

  • Going to a movie theater
  • Going to a mall
  • Going to a library
  • Go to a museum
  • Going shopping anywhere that has AC

Most public places have air conditioning within their walls, making them good choices to visit during the peak of summer. Some will undoubtedly be more crowded than others, and it may take a bit of trial and error to find a place that works for you. Just don’t be afraid to go out there and find a fun, new way to keep cool.

Summer can be a lot of fun, provided you are able to stay cool. While hiding out in some shade, water, or air conditioned buildings will definitely help, it is also important to remember to drink plenty of water. The more you sweat, the more water your body is losing, which makes it very easy to become dehydrated during the summer months. If you are looking to cool off this summer, be sure to try out some places on this list that are near you, and be sure to stay hydrated as you do so.

 

Passing Blame From Generation To Generation

Passing Blame From Generation To Generation

Passing Blame From Generation To Generation

How many times have you’ve heard the saying, “Back in my day…” Every time those words come out of someone’s mouth, a pair of eyes roll at the same time. What is happening is one generation is comparing their life experiences to another’s generation. Though people might not intend to be negative or condescending, people will mistake their words. Meanings are in people not words. This leads to a lot of misunderstandings between generations.

It is time to recognize the problem between generations. We all “inherit” the world that the previous generation left us. Previous generations will always have something to say about the next generation. Younger generations will feel like older generations don’t understand them. What we sometimes fail to grasp is generations don’t always define all of us equally.

Generations are simply a time period with events that could have affected a group of people.

Generations are likely to share some common experiences; however, there are always exceptions. They are like stereotypes.

Most people typically categorize individuals in the wrong generations. Dates of generations are approximate because there are no clear definitions for when a generation begins and ends. Some generational dates overlap because of the lack of clarity. These are generally the suggested years for generations:

  • Boomers: 1946-1964
  • Gen X: 1965-1979
  • Xennials: 1975-1985
  • Gen Y / Millennials: 1980-1994
  • Gen Z / iGen: 1995-2012
  • Gen Alpha: 2013 -2025

We need to go beyond the blame game between generations. We have a moral obligation as humans to help the next generations. Our moral duties need to extend passed the living generations, and on to the next that we may never get to witness. According to Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher, we are obligated to help and support the upcoming generations. Kant even believed that at some point, the older generations need to let the newer ones find their own way in the world. This implies that older generations need to accept the newer generation’s choices.

Imagine a world of support between generations, not comparisons.

Generations share events amongst themselves, but they also share it with other generations. For example the Twin Towers collapse. Baby Boomers remember watching it on the news or possibly seeing it happen in person. Baby Boomers weren’t the only generations to have seen it. Xennials, Gen Y, and parts of Gen Z also experienced it in different forms. That’s four generations that share the event. We all share more events like this, but with different perspectives. Often times, the gaps between generations aren’t all that big.

By continuing to hold grudges against other generations, a person can create animosity and discontent between generations. This can lead to people from both generations lashing out and causing trouble. If things escalate far enough, someone could end up in jail, or worse. To ensure everyone’s safety and general wellbeing, it is best to let go of the notion of generational gaps.