By Amber Petty

In November 1951 Time Magazine published an article by an unknown essayist, reflecting on its young adults (the millennials of the time), saying “It does not issue manifestoes, make speeches or carry posters. It has been called ‘The Silent Generation.’ But why the silence? What, if anything, does it hide? The Silent Generation are those born between 1925 and 1942. Now, in their late 70s, 80s and 90s, this generation seems to be the generation least spoken of. Not often enough spoken to. While marketers and advertisers seem perpetually obsessed with tracking and predicting every move the millennials make, The Silent Generation sit quietly. They possess wisdom spanning across more decades of change in the world than any other generation in history has witnessed. In this series we want to find out what makes them tick. What they have come to know about life. And what do they make of the world now. The Silent Generation is sponsored by Freedom Aged Care. Series created and hosted by Amber Petty.

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