Generation Gap

Recently I have understood that there is a generation gap between my daughter and me. When I was a teen, we put posters on the walls, listened to the radio, read youth magazines. Today’s teens follow Youtubers. My daughter spends hours daily (too much, but it will change once the school starts) listening some persons that talk at YouTube. Then she explains how funny they are and I feel dumb. For the moment she follows some American sisters that sing covers, before them she followed one Swedish person and an Italian girl.

Unfortunately, I have noticed that today teens are pretty calculating. They plan beforehand how to behave and talk in certain situations. I know there are adults that calculate if the person is worth knowing = person they can use to achieve their goals. Especially I noticed this at one private school. Certain moms made their kids play with kids whose parents were famous / rich / influential. However, when I was a teen I played happily with my friends and I never planned beforehand how I should act. Well, maybe I was a bit weird.

I know that the world has changed and I try to hang on with the technological development at least somehow. Today’s teens surprise me in one aspect a lot. Today they do not see each other so often outside school / hobbies, but they whatsApp all the time. Immediately they have left the school whatsapping starts.

I have seen in a pub a group of young adults that did not talk, everybody was concentrated on their smartphone and probably they were chatting with each other. In future, the normal person will be a one that today has an autism diagnose. This because today teens do not learn to interact anymore, everything happens digitally and I presume it will become worse in the future. I could ask if I have become a dinosaur and sometimes reflecting my youth, I definitely feel like a T-Rex.