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By John Shepherd, Janet Shepherd

The new release who grew up in Britain instantly after the second one international battle are popularly referred to as 'The child Boomers'. As young children, they skilled existence in Britain from wartime austerity to the relative affluence of the past due Nineteen Fifties. Uniquely more fit and wealthier than earlier generations, this primary welfare nation new release bought unfastened orange juice, milk and cod liver oil to shield their healthiness. even if, their total vitamin used to be constrained until eventually rationing absolutely resulted in 1954 -- and the permissive society had but to reach. Janet and John Shepherd discover how the infant Boomers grew up in the course of the swap from post-war regulations to a brand new customer society, having fun with elevated selection within the retailers, whereas at domestic, pirate Radio Luxembourg and flickering black and white tv unfolded new vistas.

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868–ca. 945) preface to the Kokinshˉ u, the close ties between human beings and their surroundings continued to be an important source of meaning even though the ritual significance of utterance was gradually being lost. Here is a partial quotation of Tsurayuki’s famous preface. Notice the abundance of natural imagery used to describe poetry’s true character. Rooted in the human heart, Japanese song finds expression in a myriad of leaves. Making their way through this tangled world, men and women use what they have seen and heard to give voice to the feelings of their hearts.

It is not hard to imagine why ancient Japanese found Confucianism appealing. Beyond its demonstrated role in forming the great civilization of the Middle Kingdom, Confucianism’s emphasis on order and hierarchy would have been welcomed by the highly stratified clans of the Kofun period (250–538). These early Japanese had no written language of their own. But we can infer from the status of armor-clad rulers grandly buried in their tombs (kofun) that their social status was very different from that of the many laborers who would have been needed to dig the moats and heap the earth up to form these massive structures.

I ask my students to hold their hands in front of their eyes, and to try to remember what their fingers looked like a year ago, or five years ago, or ten years ago, or fifteen years ago (when most of them were still young children). Then we try to imagine ourselves into the future. What will that hand look like five years from now, or ten, or fifteen? What will our hands look like at the moment of our death? And what will they be ten years after our deaths? Buddhist texts such as the Vimilakirti Sutra make a certain point plain: the contemplation of the changing body was an important spiritual technique.

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