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The generation gap is back– but not as we think we know it. The gap that was so evident during the 60s has resurfaced, but it’s not the disruptive force it once was.
For a while there, in the first part of the “new millennium”, the Generation Gap was pretty much assumed dead. One small example most of us can relate to is that people in their 40s shopped in the same clothing stores as people in their 20s, and listened to the same sort of music.
Today, although more Americans see generational differences, most do not see them as divisive. The top areas of disagreement between young and old are the use of technology and music.
However, by maintaining a positive outlook — one can troubleshoot the problems posed by taking the necessary time to understand each other. If taken in a positive way, we can create a near-perfect, harmonious blend of passion and courage of the young along with the experience and wisdom of older people.
There will always be major differences between younger and older adults in the way they look at the world by skipping disagreements about things we have little or no control over. Instead, we can bring families, neighbors, and friends together and turn disagreements and disappointments into family connections all year long. Find many opportunities to cross the generational digital divide.
The time has come for change. The Generation Connection is now sitting at the front door of that change. Open it, step in, and become part of a world where all generations will work toward being superior models in moral values, work ethic, and genuine respect for others. To address the common social needs of youth and seniors by engaging in intergenerational activities that build trust and respect.
Let’s stop the generation shaming, name-calling, and scapegoatery. Instead, let’s think about what different generations can both teach and learn from each other and how those conversations can result in entirely new ways of solving problems.
Socrates said, “Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.” “The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”
The Generation Connection;
Right here, right now.
Support it, and be a part of it. It’s just the right thing to do.
Blessings my dear friends,