The generation gap is a very popular term used to describe the major differences between people of a younger generation and their elders. The generation gap is one which cannot be bridged. Mostly these days the older people and the younger population complain of generation gaps and the breaking down of communication between themselves. Today, the generation gap has not disappeared, but it is shrinking. Have you ever felt a generation gap with some of your family and friends.
Generation gaps are narrowing on most attitude areas, but the young have become more distrustful of society in general. Although, most differences in attitudes between younger and older people have narrowed over the past years. The younger generation is becoming more distrustful of society than were their counterparts view in previous decades. Women in particular behaved much differently from their mothers, dressing up drastically in different clothing, smoking, and engaging in pre-marital sex, all of which totally discomforted older generations.
Parents today are defiantly more youthful with their appearance and attitudes. Parents today focus on making the child happy, as opposed to being the parent which is appropriately the way some say it should be. Parents must make them understand that if they want to party hard in life, they must also work hard. Other things such as technology like mobile phones and the rise in so many car crashes among teens have led parents to believe that their kids are to distracted for their own good with modern day electronics.
Many older generations, coached by their parents were raised and believed that privacy has the up most value. They don’t always understand these new attractions of such remarkable social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, or Myspace. Recent trends in social networking and the digital age revolution have widened what the perceived differences are between generations in ways that we haven’t seen in decades. I do not believe that gap is socially as visible as it use to be. Children increasingly rely on personal technological devices like cellphones to define themselves and create social circles apart from their families and friends, changing the way they communicate with their parents. Hence, the rise of individualism and the changes in the workplace such as dress codes and social attitudes. The one good thing resulting from the latest discussions on generation gaps in business is that it has been forcing all companies to rethink their social attitudes in the workplace.
Generation gaps have been reduced to some extent over the years. Every generation of people is different in many important ways holding their own gap. How is your generation different from your parents’ generation?
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