I was wondering about whether or not forum members experienced a rebellious phase or if they believe that a rebellious phase exists as a part of maturation or the life span and your thoughts on whether or not its time limited, involves a prodigal abandonment and return to some value base or not, also if you did or didnt go through a phase like this can you say why and how the family philosophy or spirituality may have been involved?
I'm really interested in intergenerational conflict or consensus and in the abscence of major crisis I tend to think it can be more significant in terms of social change than either status or social class struggles.
More recently the rioting in the UK about reform of the education system, which I think is at once a financial fix for government and the banks and a serious political attempt to exclude lower income families from privilege contingent on academic credientialism, has made me think of this in political terms. It really does look like one generation which has benefited from particular policies has effectively "pulled up the ladder" to prevent another from doing the same. However, that is the more political sense and I'm really interested in the more personal sense.