Friday, June 21, 2013

Study, pastor's children in East and West Germany

Three hundred individuals were involved in a study of the lives of pastor's children during the repressive East German regime times and those in the West.  It is in German language.  (Don't say that Germans are not thorough--300!)

What sticks out to me are two things-- 1) the desire to be normal and fit in, as they always presented an exception and outsider of sorts. --2) understanding the special role the preacher played and developing a desire to copy the status of being someone celebrated by becoming entertainers, artist, and finding a place of prominence, even as pianists and such, themselves. In the end, it's not so bad to stick out.

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