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Signposts: Harbingers of Things to Come

Personal Signposts

From the day we are born, our lives are filled with experiences, some of which make a lasting impression on us and affect the way we live from that point on. We call these experiences personal signposts. In contrast, we acquire group signposts through associations with a particular group. Our feelings about race and gender differences are often associated with these group signposts.

Generational Signposts

A generational signpost is an event or cultural phenomenon that is specific to one generation. Generational signposts shape, influence, and drive expectations, actions, and mind-sets ...

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