It is unclear what the earliest of humans did for recreation or enjoyment. Biblical accounts in the Garden of Eden make no reference to entertainment aside from having a day of rest. Secular accounts of man seem to agree that entertainment did not have major significance in one’s lifestyle. Yet over the years generations have developed recreational and sensory entertainment to provide relief from the stress and rigors of work.
The builder / traditionalist generation left its mark on the world of entertainment with these items that help shape the content of their character.
- Swing dance.
- Big bands.
- Bing Crosby.
- Bob Hope.
- Kate Smith.
- Frank Sinatra.
- Duke Ellington.
- Mickey Mouse.
- Charlie McCarthy.
- “What’s My Line”, radio and television series.
- The Lone Ranger.
- Flash Gordon.
- Transition from radio to television.
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Learn more about today’s generations:
- Builders / Traditionalists, also known as the greatest generation, born before 1944
- Baby boomers, sometimes relabeled the sandwich generation, born between 1943 and 1964
- Generation X, born between 1961 and 1980
- Generation Y, sometimes referred to as the millennial generation, born between 1977 and 2000
- Millennials, sometimes referred to as generation Z, born after 1998
- “Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the Workplace”
- “Because I Said So! ”: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids.
- “When Generations Collide”: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work.
- More books about generations.
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