The blog discusses the difference between young and old generations.

Generation Gap

A generation gap is the difference of philosophies, thoughts, beliefs, values, opinions and other social and cultural norms that exist and expressed between two different generations. Generation gap often refers to differences between generations that cause conflict and complicate communication between young people and their parents or grandparents.

Past Generation Gap

There have always been obvious differences between the generations but the major differences were not much in evidence and apparent until the twentieth century. Because before the twentieth century, societies were not very mobile and young generations typically lived with their family or near their extended families and often used to work in their family businesses and family farms. Due to the technological progression such as the invention of television and movies, the young generation was exposed to different cultures alien to their own cultures and families, which led to the major rift between the two generations.

Present Generation Gap

Generation gap was quite obvious during the 60s, however, now we see more generational differences but fortunately both the generation mostly do not see them as conflict-ridden. This is partly because of the disagreement between young and old generation on the use of technology, taste of music, religious beliefs, moral or ethical values and different political views. Even though large differences do exists between the two generations but fortunately, the two does not spawn conflict. The older generation is likely to be proud of the younger generation's skill and ability in technology rather than to view it as a problem. And as for the difference of taste in music, each generation wants its style of music and the other generation can relate to that desire. The younger generation always regards the older generation.

Ahmad Osama

Fields of my interest are administrative studies, public policy area, history and social issues of society

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