DR: As part of the generation that came of age in the 1960s, looking back what were the most important lessons to be learned from that time, and how might we apply some of that now?
MW: The Sixties were an extraordinary time, in that there was a collective sense of hope. A critical mass of people accepted world peace as a genuine possibility. Granted, a lot of the people were stoned at the time, but to have even been part of a culture which embraced such a value leaves its mark on those who were part of it. The vision never gets entirely flushed out of you, even if you go on to deny it, or resist its call. After three decades, many people who saw the initial vision are seeing it again, and many who weren't there in the Sixties are seeing it as well. Three is a magical number, you know. Will Rogers once said that every 30 years or so, Americans have to go sleep it off. We did sleep, but now we are waking.
Daniel Redwood, a chiropractor and writer who lives in Virginia Beach,
Virginia, is the author of A Time to Heal: How to Reap the Benefits of
Holistic Health. A collection of his writing is available on the
WorldWideWeb at http://www.doubleclickd.com/danhome.html. He can be
reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
©1996 by Daniel Redwood