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April 21, 2021

Young vs. Old - Entprima Blog

Conflicts between young and old are also called generational conflicts. But why do they exist? Let’s take a look at it. First, let’s remember the different phases of life.

Childhood and school years

Entry into working life

Building a career and/or family

Leadership

Entry into retirement

Senior activities

Not every life is the same, but we can use these phases as a guide. These phases are anchored to the vector of time that points from past to future, and one insight is obvious: old people have already lived through the previous phases, young people still have them ahead of them. That is significant. Let us now take a closer look at some aspects of the physical and mental implications of ageing:

Body

It is not the case that physical decline increases through all phases. After all, the body develops before it reaches its peak performance. Only then does the degradation begin. The time and degree of degradation can be described as fitness, and depends on many factors, such as lifestyle. For example, drug use, such as alcohol and nicotine. Stress is also an important factor. The state of fitness is not so much linked to phases of life. Even an old person can be fit. For people with childhood traumas or stress in the build-up phase, fitness can even be better in old age than ever before. It is only in very old age that nature takes its toll.

Soul

Mental health is also not necessarily linked to stages of life. However, there is a close connection between mental and physical fitness. Physical fitness is almost a condition for mental health.

Mind

Mental fitness (view/mind/opinion) is something different from mental health. The state of mind is much more strongly shaped by the will of the person. It requires a lot of effort. But since effort is related to the energy available, the state of mind is very dependent on the previous aspects and phases of life. Since personal fitness programmes (training or yoga) also require effort, this is where the story of generational conflicts begins.

I would like to pick out one effort here, which is not so hard to realize for the old people, but need some courage.

The Idea

For me, the highest goal of a mindset is the acceptance of diversity. Cultural diversity between peoples is always the first thing that comes to mind globally. But there is also an acceptance of different mindsets in the phases of life that is actually easier to understand. Here, the elderly are clearly at an advantage because they have already lived through all the phases. The young have to rely on the narratives of the old, but what do these narratives look like?

Experiences contain many painful moments, and the old have experienced a lot of them. Unfortunately, these painful experiences always push themselves to the forefront of the narratives, and that is why these narratives often sound like warnings. Doubts are also a result of experiences. For young people, options for action often end in 100% convictions because doubt made by experiences is missing – and that is a good thing.

In this respect, the old should learn from the young, or rather, remember the phases of life they have already lived through. And if we take a closer look, the old also do it sometimes when they remember the so-called stupidities of youth. And they usually do it with a laugh! But in doing so, they sometimes forget to check whether the decisions were really stupid ones, and not just punished by social norms that gained the upper hand in the times of career building.

It can be observed that very old people fall back into almost childish patterns, which makes communication with the young more relaxed again in most cases. Perhaps we old people should start a little earlier to become like children again, because with retirement we can push the social norms that so oppressed us during the career build-up into the background again. Is it only the vanity of still being able to compete that prevents us from doing so? The young will see this vanity as ridiculous, and they are right to do so. It may sound absurd, but returning to the impartiality of childhood is our key to acceptance by the young, who need support in the fight against society’s ill-making norms. In doing so, we kill two birds with one stone: the young like to listen to us again, and we become healthier.

The Founder

My name is Horst Grabosch and I am the mastermind of all projects presented on this website.

I was born in the largest coal mining area in Germany, known as the “Ruhrgebiet”. After school I worked as a professional musician until I was 40 years old. This time is well documented on WIKIPEDIA

After a burnout I had to give up my job, moved to the south of Germany, to the Munich region, and did an apprenticeship as an information technologist.

Another burnout forced me to rebuild my existence again, which collapsed just because of the corona crisis. In expectation of poverty at retirement age, I began to build a second career as a musician in 2019.

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Christmas for Lunatics - Horst Graboscj

Christmas for Lunatics

2 years ago we were amazed when Horst Grabosch, with his project Entprima Jazz Cosmonauts released a Christmas song. At that time we could discover for the first time the romantic side of the otherwise often biting artist – but only in the music. The lyrics, disguised as a documentary, revealed his biting side again. The result of this mixture reflected his ambivalent nature. Today, a clearly biting Christmas song is on the gift table for 2022. On the basis of “Joy to the World” and this time under his civil name, he takes the Christmas concern with rockets and other war equipment violently on the joke. But again, the song has very pleasing sides.

Ich bin der Barde deiner nie gerträumten Träume - Horst Grabosch

Ich bin der Barde deiner nie geträumten Träume

Horst Grabosch is always good for a surprise. Not that this is the first poem set to music that the eclectic has published, but the style is new. Familiar twists appear, but with this song rock elements, a quote from historical NASA rocket launches and electronic elements give each other a hand. The German lyrics are no less confusing. Some kind of shaman promises the way to a new life, which begins “unceremoniously loud” in the “stripped skin”. The master himself sings and the tones of the melody oscillate between the tones of the familiar tempered tuning, although the former professional trumpeter certainly knows exactly where they actually belong – unique.

La quarta porta per la pace della mente - Captain Entprima & Horst Grabosch

La quarta porta per la pace della mente

Fourth soundtrack from the series of Captain Entprima’s meditation music, which uses highly effective overtone structures and psychoacoustic effects to create relaxation and stimulation within a few minutes. This meditation unit is based on the keynote A. This time a melodic instrument runs throughout the piece. As can be seen from the transient response of the tones, it is an electronic wind instrument. The sound has quite a few effects that evolve over time, but the phases are constantly shifting. A very impressive performance.

La terza porta per la pace della mente - Captain Entprima & Horst Grabosch

La terza porta per la pace della mente

Third soundtrack from the series of Captain Entprima’s meditation music, which uses highly effective overtone structures and psychoacoustic effects to create relaxation and stimulation within a few minutes. After opening the first door to peace of mind on the root C and the second door had root G, as expected the series continues with the root D – circle of fifths upwards. The principle remains, but the sounds change. Another wind chime and other melodic fragments. We are curious to see how it continues.

Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar - Horst Grabosch

Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar

The song bears the eclectic signature of German author Horst Grabosch and the title is the beginning of the German constitution. In Grabosch’s typical style, which is somewhere between responsibility and irony, the danceable song leaves everything open as far as attitude is concerned. However, the dishonest solemnity of the movement is thoroughly destroyed.

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