When is adulthood? From a neuroscience outlook we can say adulthood is when. Think about this when you look at the following. Interesting facts that Dr, we have a few other random. Baird brought to the conference. Usually, copyright 2007, Iris Fanning. Remember. Please visit our website and sign up for your FREE weekly newsletter. Worldwide. Simply click to opt in or out. S0268p=http 3A 2F 2FReprint Rights. You may reprint this article as long as you leave most of the links active, do not edit the article in any way and give author name credit and include bookstore link.
Now that summer is over, By the way I reflect on the fact that the Summer of 2009 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Summer of 1969 -and what a summer that was!
Had I been older hereafter, I reckon I will have noticed -and appreciated -what that time meant socially and historically, mind you. Thence I don’t remember much of it from an adult’s position. It was a doozie if you look at it from my position and the things I’m interested in. Her death was a lesson in what substances can mean to us. Basically, I work with clients every now and then whose lives are saved, improved, and are thriving thanks to the helpful excellencies of prescription medication. Notice that just like, Judy Garland died of an accidental overdose of the barbiturate/sleep aid Seconal on June She was only 47 -2 years older than I am now -and yet made show business history in those short years in movies, radio, concerts, and television, and became arguably the greatest gay male icon of all time. Now let me tell you something. Judy’s legacy is an example of how these medications must always be treated with respect, even reverene, lest they take over our lives.
Her life is an example is that you don’t actually need to live very long to make a lasting impression on the world.
Gay men re down barriers during those nights of rioting in New York and paved the way for a more just, dignified, legitimate, respected, and mainstream existence than ever before.
Sometimes, a great loss like Judy’s death, can be an inspiration. Her death is rumored to have fueled the anger of gay men in the Stonewall Riots, in June, 1969, that marks the ceremonial beginning of the modern gay rights movement. Bless those drag queens throwing rocks! Perhaps the darkest events of an otherwise sunny summer were the murders over two nights perpetrated by the youn gang under the influence of the crazed Charles Manson.
Fact that one man, insane and evil as anyone has ever been, could influence others to literally commit murders on his behalf on innocent people, boggles the sane mind.
Groupies have idolized powerful bad boy men for centuries.
Everybody loves a hero. Basically the Manson Murders were also an example of the concept of collective trauma. Known this event, chronicled in the book Helter Skelter, and others has not lost its macabre appeal in will kill for him shows that mind control is a very real, dangerous thing, and underscores why a healthy questioning of authority -whether it’s ward Charles Manson or George Bush -is always a healthy thing. Perhaps not until 9/11/01 would such as large group of Americans feel the collective grief caused by one small well meaning group’s evilly self indulgent malacious acts with such shared trauma. I am sure that the golden summers of Los Angeles should never be identical. Did you hear about something like this before? Native Angelenos will often tell how nobody in LA was quite as trusting after those events. Furthermore, people locked their doors. You can find more info about this stuff on this website. They viewed others with suspicion.
Therefore this event showed us that while we might generally try to love our fellow Man, we always have to reserve just a little fight or flight in the back of our minds to guard and protect ourselves, that evil exists, and that strengthening the mind with the ability for objective, critical thinking is a powerful ol that may be a part of almost any young man’s or woman’s emotional/intellectual/social development, lest they be at the mercy of an influential madman. They lost some innocence. It was difficult to see the dark, ‘poorresolution’ images, yet I knew as long as my entire family was gathered around the TV set, including my grandparents who were visiting, that this was a momentous occasion. So, while seeing news coverage of that event has fueled my admittedly rabid attraction to guys with long hair, I think to this day. With lousy sound quality coming from the major networks’ connection to the lunar capsule, I remember watching many hours looking at our kind of dark TV screen. Just keep reading. Even therefore, I actually knew that the liberation, expression, and meaning of that festival meant a challenge to the status quo -status quos like racism, homophobia, sexism, and the general conservatism with which I grew up that I have generally learned to eschew at nearly any turn.
With the Cold War, I think when we see how awfully conservative things got in the 80′s, greed is good, conspicuous consumption, the return of racism and homophobia, AIDS/HIV, and the hard Right turn in the country under the leadership of the murderous Darth Vader, we would do well to remember the 60′s and 70′s, and the momentous summer of 1969, that meant very much to so many.
Sure, drugs used to serious abuse is a serious problem, and I treat clients for these kinds of problems each day in my practice.
I am sure that the Summer of 1969 also brought us the landing on the moon in July. Back so, the most momentous occasion on TV every year for me was the annual showing of The Wizard of Oz I also have a great affinity for another event of Summer, 1969 -the Woodstock Music Festival. This is the case. I’m doing all that, as the 40th Anniversary of the Summer of 1969 comes to a close.