OCG Challenge #7
Ask your inter-generational friend, “What cause or issue is important to you? What is an area of the world or of life where you wish you could make a difference?”
Listen well to the answer. This answer might lead you and your friend to some shared activity later this year. So hang onto this one. Share your findings with us here or on our Operation CrossGen Facebook page, where you can ask to join the OCG group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1807754132808636/
Read more on our website: www.entrust4.org/OCG
OCG Challenge #6
Ask your cross-generational friend: How has my generation helped or hindered you financially? How can my generation, or I personally, be more helpful to you in the area of finances?
Ask your OCG friend. Listen without retort, but seek to understand. You might pick up a cue about an underlying felt-need. Your friend may speak in generalities, but listen for specifics. Ask clarifying questions and be willing to engage in conversation about the topic depending upon your friend’s response.
Share your findings with us here or on our Operation CrossGen Facebook page, where you can ask to join the OCG group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1807754132808636/
Read more on our website: www.entrust4.org/OpCrossGen
Ask your OCG friend, “What does my generation need to learn from your generation?”
For more info about Operation CrossGen and previous challenges.
Ask your OCG friend, “How could a person of my generation be most helpful to a person of your generation?” Or, put another way, “What is something you’d like to see my generation do on behalf of your generation?”
For more info about Operation CrossGen and previous challenges, go to www.entrust4.org/opportunties/operationcrossgen.
Operation CrossGen is Entrust’s year-long attempt to facilitate friendship, dialogue and growing understanding between generations. If you’ve “officially” joined this low-key thing already, great. If not, just say “I’m in” in the comments section. Then find a person of a generation other than your own and ask for permission to learn from them. You can be older or younger than this person.
If you’ve already completed these two steps, here’s your next challenge. Ask your Operation CrossGen friend what people their age tend to think/say about people your age. Share what you learn here.
Please share this post widely and encourage others to sign up for Operation CrossGen. No obligation. No requirements. Just intentional learning. That’s all this is!