How small-town Maine embraced a family that fled the Taliban
In fall 2021, an Afghan family was resettled in Maine. This is the story of how they rebuilt their lives, and the community that welcomed them.CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Last November, at about midnight, Omid was lying in bed in his new home in Cape Elizabeth, Maine — exhausted, but unable to sleep. He texted Nasir Shir, his old friend from Afghanistan who lived down the street.
There can sometimes be tension between people across various generations. People raised during different time periods grow up with a unique set of circumstances that shape their beliefs and values. But despite the distinctions between different age groups, there are a lot of commonalities and reasons to admire one another.
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Members of older generations, what are some things you admire about millennials and members of Gen Z? © Provided by BuzzFeed Lucy Lambriex / Getty Images
Perhaps you are inspired by the advocacy of younger people and are impressed by younger generations' voter turnout and willingness to fight for what they believe in. © Provided by BuzzFeed Hill Street Studios / Getty Images
Maybe you appreciate how younger generations are more open about their sexuality and promote sex positivity. You enjoy watching more and more people express themselves and love one another freely and openly. © Provided by BuzzFeed Alexander Spatari / Getty Images
Or maybe you're just glad the younger generations have pushed for so many milk substitutes. You're lactose intolerant and are team oat milk all the way!! © Provided by BuzzFeed Vlad Fishman / Getty Images
So, now you tell us: Folks from older generations, what are some things you like about younger generations? Tell us in the comments or submit anonymously using this form for a chance to be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on 1957 photo showing him outside segregated high school: ‘A curious kid’ .
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones called himself a “curious kid” after the Washington Post reported a photo showing him among a group of white boys standing outside the entrance of an Arkansas high school as six Black students tried to be the first to enroll in 1957. Jones told reporters after the Cowboys game on…Jones told reporters after the Cowboys game on Thursday that he did not know at the time that a “monumental” event was happening.