I will try.
a) there are aspects of my generation that I do not like. they may or may not extend into other generations. they probably do. but I can’t speak for those who came before or those who came after. I did not live their socialization from within their generation.
b) starting from within my generation, whose external boundaries shift and change, within my country (USA) there are various different social classes. I don’t have the names of them all but I “know” them.
c) zeroing into my actual grade age gets closer.
developmentally, there are differences between boys and girls and individuals generally.
however, the majority of children Who successfully integrate into our school systems are developmentally within certain ranges.
schooling has a homogenizing effect at least to expectations if not outcomes.
puberty starts around age 8. sex characteristics don’t show up immediately sometimes not for years, but physical and mental changes are happening in a more or less similar way within a range of a few years.
d) here is:
A girl precisely my age to the day.
A girl who was not homeschooled but went into a school with socializing with other peers and adults.
parental influence begins to fade after the age of six or seven.
Age 8+ The influence of peers and other influences take primacy.
it’s normal. some more insulated families may somewhat short circuit the process by removing exposure to any outside influences.
however the body and mental changes are real.
The distinction between who am I and who is my family and what is my society and what is my role are questions that are universal worldwide in these ages because they are biological.
ritualized societies May be extremely specific with strata – but it does not stop the biological processes which open the mind to new ideas.
being in a school environment automatically exposes any child within it to anything anybody in that school has learned from anywhere.
of course there are political differences in different areas and families that will bias thinking.
but The biological drives for self understanding it’s a physical process that can’t be stopped.
with even minimal exposure to any of a myriad of social and entertainment and news and music of the era – some of her thinking is going to be like mind. and mine like hers.
it’s absolutely inevitable.
we’re swimming in the same water even if different parts.
any knowledge ignorance she may have had or I may have had will certainly begin filling in as an adult.
e) that she was so desired by Mitch McConnell who I do not trust?
this is the main source for my concern.
he would not want me with such fervor.
if I had gone through all the same schooling as she did and looked just like her, he would not want me.
so why did he want her so badly, so quickly?
it wasn’t just filling an empty space in indiscriminately with a party member.
there has to be something wrong with her.
because there is something wrong with Mitch McConnell.
so I’m going to watch.
I need to learn more of her background.
and I know what I said sounds absurd.
but there is a limited range of general NORMAL personality types regardless of upbringing.
what is her drive? How does she deal with authority figures?
how did she handle being in power?
I saw her performance during the hearings.
I only half paid attention but I recall she was flippant in a way people of my generation often are.
so I knew we were the same age range.
but born on the same day gave me the creeps.