Sunday, September 21, 2008

** Generation Gap

Many of us experienced and even now too we are experiencing this problem. Yes the thing that we are going to discuss here is Generation Gap. I mean the gap between the olden day's elders and the modern day's youngsters. There always has been generation gap since the dawn of civilization. Old people act like a frog in the well. They are fully convinced with their ideas as ultimate and ideal. They ignore certain vital factors that are no longer valid in modern days..

The older people and the younger population complain of generation gap and of breaking down the communication between these twos. But who is to blame? I think both go amiss now and then.

There is a great hue and cry raised by the elders and the young both that the communication between them has broken down and they accuse each other for and bemoan this state of affairs. They attribute it to generation gap. Majority in the society carries along with this moroseness and never pauses to think the why and how of the problem.

The elders are more critical of the younger generation with a big inventory of complaints against the young and the young mostly tend to ignore the grumbling, mumbling and occasional loud protestations of the older generation. But now and then they do protest. They resent the petting attitude of the elders.

There may be the following differences between the old and the young:
  • Of ideas on general conduct comprising dress, food habits etc.
  • Morality, marriage & career
  • Of tastes on art, music, literature, and in short total outlook.
  • Family unit breaking up and gradually losing the importance it once had. The central authority of the paternal figure becoming redundant.
  • Imposition of the self-righteous attitude of the older generation on the young.
  • Biological evolutionary difference
Do you all experienced these sort of similar problems in your home or any where else. Just share it here.. Do you all think that our elders are right? Or do you all think that we are right, I mean the youngsters?

7 comments:

Priya Joyce said...

I feel the basic cause of this is lack of adjustment or rigidness.
the old want to follow their ways and the young want to follow theirs.
the old can be sumtimes a bit too orthodox and the young too superficial at times.
that's it

Rachel said...

The one big reason, I feel is "Imposition" of their customs into younger generation.

Not in anyway, old generation is always right or the younger generation.

It's just matter of tolerance.

Lawstude said...

we all do. and i am just glad that i am somwehat stuck in a middle.

sorry for not visiting sooner. just had a weeklong vacation and the work just piled-up. i'll catch-up on my readings/blog-hops once my sched returns to normal. have a nice day friend.

Priya Joyce said...

hey u r not updating since long anything rong?

Share my point of view... said...

My parents and I do not see things eye-to-eye. My mindset is very much different than that of my father especially. He may see things from a different perspective whereas I will feel inclined to do things my own way. At the end of the day, I can easily predict that this issue is prevalent in almost all households. When there is an age/generation gap, things like these are bound to happen. You simply must know how to deal with it.

the donG said...

i already noticed this lately. but this naturally happens.

rvivekshanmugam said...

Yea... Gen Gap is sure there and feel it more these days...
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