Re: [sixties-l] Don't trust anyone over...

From: monkerud (
Date: Wed Jun 14 2000 - 05:54:39 CUT

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    As I recall the "don't trust anyone over 30" motto came from not trusting
    those in the "old" way of doing things, i.e. "the old left," as well as
    thinking that things were so heavy that we wouldn't live past 30 ... at the
    time not because we didn't want to but because we were pushing the
    establishment and thought they had ultimate power of life and death over
    us. Who knew it was going to be in the form of "consumerism" for so many....

    best, Don

    >I've been chuckling at the posts recalling our memorable "Don't trust
    >anyone over 30" motto. In explaining it to an undergrad audience a few
    >years ago, I put it this way: "When we were in our 20's, we used to
    >say, 'Don't trust anyone over 30.' Then when we got into our 30's and
    >40's we upped the limit by a decade at each milestone. Now, that we're
    >all pushing 50 and 60, we've learned better. Now we say, 'Don't trust
    >anyone who's not breathing.'"

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