The Pendulum

As I get older, I believe less and less in the pendulum theory of history: that things swing in one direction for a while, then they go too far and they turn around and swing the other way.  Maybe things just swing one way, forever. But then again

In fact, on some measures, the data suggest that these so-called millennials may be more spiritually thirsty than older generations. According to a Knights of Columbus/Marist poll also released this month, being “spiritual or close to God” was the most selected of any other “primary long-term life goal” among those 18 to 29 years old (other choices included “to get married and have a family” and “to get rich”). The rate at which they selected it was significantly higher than other generational groups, and nearly twice that of Generation X.