The generation gap is back – but not as we know it

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Re: The generation gap is back – but not as we know it

Postby johnsmith » 21 Apr 2018, 12:29

CaesarAugustus wrote:
mothra wrote:
CaesarAugustus wrote:Interesting points of view. I wonder though if the new generation are becoming more and more insular due to their comfort. They haven’t struggled like the older generations have, and this may be creating values and beliefs which may not be helpful for them.

For example, I think that we should be instilling order, discipline, respect for the elderly and responsibility in our children. Many young people have a bad attitude to life and that comes from a sense of entitlement, I think.

I look at my grandparents who have been married for more than 70 years and still going strong. How can I not respect nor admire that?? It wasn’t only love that kept them together together but an overwhelming sense of ‘commitment’ - something we’ve lost today.




"The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise."

~ Socrates


So, I guess it comes down to a matter to the generation and the values and beliefs of the preceding generation. It’s all relative, I suppose.


most people remember the good stuff, and forget the crappy stuff.... when a 70 yr old reminisces about his life as a youngster they often glorify it

also, you might not see yourself in the same light as for example the old man next door (imagine someone like Herb). You see yourself and a nice respectful kid who likes to muck around occasionally, he might see you as the pain in the arse kid always making noise on your bike or scooter, from next door.
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Re: The generation gap is back – but not as we know it

Postby Auggie » 21 Apr 2018, 12:36

johnsmith wrote:
CaesarAugustus wrote:
mothra wrote:
CaesarAugustus wrote:Interesting points of view. I wonder though if the new generation are becoming more and more insular due to their comfort. They haven’t struggled like the older generations have, and this may be creating values and beliefs which may not be helpful for them.

For example, I think that we should be instilling order, discipline, respect for the elderly and responsibility in our children. Many young people have a bad attitude to life and that comes from a sense of entitlement, I think.

I look at my grandparents who have been married for more than 70 years and still going strong. How can I not respect nor admire that?? It wasn’t only love that kept them together together but an overwhelming sense of ‘commitment’ - something we’ve lost today.




"The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise."

~ Socrates


So, I guess it comes down to a matter to the generation and the values and beliefs of the preceding generation. It’s all relative, I suppose.


most people remember the good stuff, and forget the crappy stuff.... when a 70 yr old reminisces about his life as a youngster they often glorify it

also, you might not see yourself in the same light as for example the old man next door (imagine someone like Herb). You see yourself and a nice respectful kid who likes to muck around occasionally, he might see you as the pain in the arse kid always making noise on your bike or scooter, from next door.


If I rode a bike or scooter yes.

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Re: The generation gap is back – but not as we know it

Postby Dax » 21 Apr 2018, 12:46

pinkeye wrote:
Dax wrote:There's always been a gender gap, that's evolution in action and the one today, is no different to the past. It's like most things in life, everyone thinks they have discovered something new for humanity, when it's just a repeat of the past. All that's different is the living conditions, educational standards and technology.

When you look around and find 95% of the young are locked to their phones and even older people, especially women are locked to them no wonder some are thinking the gender gap is new.


Sorry to interrupt those adorable family stories.....but I'm feeling devilish tonight. :bgrin

DAX.... no-one else has seen fit to advise you, so I will. This isn't about the GENDER GAP.

:bgrin


My post is about the generation gap, just a mis spelt word and that's clearly obvious.
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