Am reading Desiring the Kingdom, and am finding some stimulating ideas in here. Having done my fair share of talking to people about world-views (both theirs and the ones held by Generations X and Y) based on books such as this and this, I find it quite a refreshing change of outlook to consider what Smith calls social imaginaries; that is less how we are conditioned to think and more what are we formed to long for.
Smith uses a well tried example - our generation's experience of the shopping mall, including such issues as branding and the pseudo-religious experience of entering this temple of desire.
I would love to use this example on Sunday in something, but being honest I imagine a large section of the congregation (being of an older age group) will probably not relate to this illustration.
So what is the equivalent desire-forming experience and practice that those of a retired age profile go for?
Answers on a postcard, or in the comments...