Shrinks and Sex
There are handful of subjects that most children are told growing up that are not to be discussed. Money would be the third topic next to shrinks and sex but that has changed. Why?
Is it the wave of health and wellness? Is it the wave of CEO coaches? Have we become less uptight? Is it just the from the rise of sharing so much information on social media apps? My guess it is a combination of all of the above.
Just noting that New Yorkers have never had a problem talking about their shrinks. The culture across the country these days is all about health and wellness. Meditation has taken off and being mentally healthy has always been insanely important but it has become the social norm to have a healthy mental relationship with yourself. Millennials and Generation Z are just more open.
Well, we can start with the Catholic Church having a serious reckoning. Having sex is important to have. Abusers have been able to hide for ever because sex was just something nobody talked about. The tide has turned and discussing sexual abuse is applauded. The young woman at Columbia University dragged a mattress around campus after being ignored by the University over a supposed rape. That she felt comfortable and empowered enough to do that was a culture shift.
Money, well that is an entirely different topic as the backlash to the wealthy tech moguls is not looking very pretty. There will always be someone who has more than another and someone who has less. Being honest about what you can afford to do and sharing all that information with integrity and transparency to your children in different ways from the time they are young to the teenage years to the young adult years is essential for anyone to have a healthy relationship with cash.
The sharing society has had some really positive results. I believe that being honest and transparent about shrinks, sex, and money with your friends and family is the step in the right direction.