threeculbersons

Generation Disconnect.

In Life on August 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I’ve been thinking a lot today about how different generations view the times we are living in. It’s not a good or bad thing, but times are definitely changing. I feel like my generation is kind of ‘stuck’. Do we go on doing things as generations before? I know a lot of people in my generation are starting to interpret and see things differently, even differently from our parents. Nothing wrong with that, we are just growing up in a different time. I often wonder what it will be like in 18 years when my daughter is officially an adult. How will her generation view mine? Will they be proud? Will we have made real steps to improve their lives or leave them with a mess to wade through and fix. Will they even be able to fix it?

I feel now more than ever though, there is this huge generation disconnect. Generations before me still cling so tightly to their interpretation of how things should be. But times change, people change, nothing ever stays the same. I hear it all the time, my generation and younger don’t have respect for our elders. But you know what I’ve seen and experienced  first hand? Older people giving up because they no longer “connect”. Whether that be their spiritual beliefs differ or they don’t understand our interests. I definitely think it’s a two-way street. It’s something we could all work a little bit harder at. Understanding each other, and understanding that we all interpret things differently. And to realize change is inevitable.

Just some random thoughts (don’t worry, I have more)! 😉

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