Cross-generational Christmas

What does Christmas mean to your cross-generational friend? Find out what memories (good or bad) your friend has of this season. What traditions are meaningful, or not? Be ready to see this season differently, from the perspective of a generation so different from your own.

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Cross-generational Christmas

Operation CrossGen Challenge #20

Since this is a month of tradition—a big holiday full of traditional foods—try talking about and sharing a favorite tradition with your cross-generational friend. Invite them to make an old family recipe with you. Watch your seasonal must-see movie together. Take your friend snowmobiling. While you do the activity, try to talk about traditions. Are they valuable to your friend? Why or why not?

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Operation CrossGen Challenge #20

OCG Challenge #19

Last time you chatted with your OCG friend (if you had a chance to do so), you talked about commitment. On a similar note, this week, ask your cross-generational friend to talk about the word “discipline.” Is that a good or a bad word? Where does your friend experience success or difficulty with personal discipline? How much of this is generational? How can your generation help or hinder your friend’s generation with discipline? Aim to hear and to learn!

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OCG Challenge #19

Be part of something big

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Be part of something big

OCG Challenge #18

Whether you’ve been hanging out regularly with your cross-generational friend or are just getting started on this thing we call Operation CrossGen, no matter. Jump on in now. Get with someone of a different generation than your own and have conversation about commitment. Find out what/who your friend feels committed to, how they define that word. Where have they seen positive or negative examples of commitment? Ask, listen and seek to understand. Don’t fix!

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OCG Challenge #18

OCG Challenge #17

Last time you hung out with your cross-generational friend, you asked him a lot of questions about technology. Pick up where you left off. How about asking her to teach you something? Your friend might be able to answer some of your Facebook, email, Photo Shop or Power Point questions, help you set up an Instagram or Twitter account, teach you a thing or two about auto mechanics, carpentry, gardening, electricity, sewing, food processing. Every generation has an area of expertise. Discover your friend’s expertise!

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OCG Challenge #17