Despite basically living thick-as-thieves with terrorists, it is TiB member RCGT who reminds us that today is a day that will live in infamy. We're losing much of the Greatest Generation these days; I've lost both my grandfathers who fought in World War II. In some sense I don't mind that their generation has the "Greatest" appellation. The double-whammy of the Depression and the War really affected them. It certainly gave both my grandfathers a sober and focused perspective on life, and an appreciation for the simple things that I have tried to emulate (despite not having gone through those hardships myself). I look around today and I see a growing sense of entitlement and a lack of work ethic and general perspective on what's important in the world. I work with a lot of Boomers, and you can clearly see their parents' experiences rubbed off on them - not totally, but significantly, and especially as they age. I am not so sure about their kids and grandkids, though. I see a lot of people around my age and younger who are constantly looking for the easiest possible solution to every problem. Nobody seems to want to hear that the best way to solve their current problems is to work their asses off for 3-5 years. It's all about short-term benefit. FOCUS: Who have you known in your life that was a member of The Greatest Generation (or the subsequent Silent Generation) and who affected your life? How? Do you think that the later generations are somehow "less great" or is that just "get-off-my-lawn-itis?"