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Each year, Beloit College releases the “Mindset List,” an effort to identify the worldview of 18 year-olds in the fall of 2008. The power point is a service of www.catholicYMblog.com

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  2. 3. <ul><li>Harry Potter could be a classmate, playing on their Quidditch team. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Since they were in diapers, karaoke machines have been annoying people at parties. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>They have always been looking for Carmen Sandiego. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Coke and Pepsi have always used recycled plastic bottles. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Shampoo and conditioner have always been available in the same bottle. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Gas stations have never fixed flats, but most serve cappuccino . </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Electronic filing of tax returns has always been an option. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Girls in head scarves have always been part of the school fashion scene. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>As a precursor to “whatever,” they have recognized that some people “just don’t get it.” </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Universal Studios has always offered an alternative to Mickey in Orlando. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Grandma has always had wheels on her walker. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Martha Stewart Living has always been setting the style. </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>The Warsaw Pact is as hazy for them as the League of Nations was for their parents. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Students have always been &quot;Rocking the Vote.” </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Clarence Thomas has always sat on the Supreme Court. </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Schools have always been concerned about multiculturalism. </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>We have always known that “ All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten .” </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>College grads have always been able to Teach for America. </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>There have always been charter schools. </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>They may have been given a Nintendo Game Boy to play with in the crib. </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>IBM has never made typewriters. </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>Roseanne Barr has never been invited to sing the National Anthem again. </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>There has always been Pearl Jam. </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>The Tonight Show has always been hosted by Jay Leno and started at 11:35 EST. </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>Pee-Wee has never been in his playhouse during the day. </li></ul>
  28. 29. <ul><li>Authorities have always been building a wall across the Mexican border. </li></ul>
  29. 30. <ul><li>Lenin’s name has never been on a major city in Russia. </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>Their parents may have watched The American Gladiators on TV the day they were born. </li></ul>
  31. 32. <ul><li>Personal privacy has always been threatened. </li></ul>
  32. 33. <ul><li>Caller ID has always been available on phones. </li></ul>
  33. 34. <ul><li>The Green Bay Packers always had the same starting quarterback. </li></ul>
  34. 35. <ul><li>The Green Bay Packers almost always had the same starting quarterback. </li></ul>
  35. 36. <ul><li>They never heard an attendant ask “Want me to check under the hood?” </li></ul>
  36. 37. <ul><li>The Hubble Space Telescope has always been eavesdropping on the heavens. </li></ul>
  37. 38. <ul><li>98.6 F or otherwise has always been confirmed in the ear. </li></ul>
  38. 39. <ul><li>Off-shore oil drilling in the United States has always been prohibited . </li></ul>
  39. 40. <ul><li>Students always had Goosebumps. </li></ul>
  40. 41. <ul><li>For more information, go to www.catholicYMblog.com </li></ul>