The excitement of the past weeks upheavals in New Zealands political landscape feels much like 1984 when the baby boomers of Lange, Douglas and Prebble took over the reins from the old guard of Muldoon and Talboys.
In all instances the incumbents have not had any previous ministerial experience and question marks over their abilities to lead were, and have been, raised.
Some might argue that the crash of 1987 was exascerbated by the rapid transition from interventionist to market lead economic theories, that New Zealand was underprepared for the consequences of change, and use this as reasons not to repeat the experience in a move to "Jacindamania".
New Zealand in 2017 however is much more stable. There haven't been the shocks of whimsical currency manipulations, carless days, payroll taxes and high risk "Think Big" projects. Our exports are now diverse and in demand.
Questions do remain about the affordability of housing and the fairness about the distribution of wealth, but these are domestic matters that can be addressed by the resetting of priorities.
Ardern would appear to have a more than even chance of unshackling National from the Treasury benches and introducing policy relevant to Gen X, Y and Millennials.
Baby Boomers step aside - you have seen your country grow up on the international stage so take your superannuation gratefully and watch your children take control over your omissions on climate, water quality and housing.