10. Expectations for a New Generation
While conducting a census in village M in 1998, I noticed that fewer and fewer people were older than me. Fifteen years had already passed since I began to live in the village in 1983, and a big change in the generational composition of the villagers was taking place. The naughty kids I had played with in 1983 had grown up into fine adults, and several are now helping our study as capable research assistants. We hope to continue to watch over how the new generation of village M responds to the time of drastic changes and how they proceed to build the village.