A Generational Gap
I grew up hearing about Generational Gaps.
According to Wikipedia:
A generation gap or generational gap, is a difference of opinions between one generation and another regarding beliefs, politics, or values. In today's usage, "generation gap" often refers to a perceived gap between younger people and their parents or grandparents.
I was reminded of the term when I recently saw one of these:
From now on, entire generations will never know what this was and why it was needed.
I still remember my college year, before cellphones, when I was a young turk without a driver license and I had to call my father to come and pick me up from school.
I was broke so many times that I had to borrow a quarter from a friend… It was either that or walk home.
It was incredibly amazing when me and a bunch of friends discovered the way to hack the payphone to make free phone calls. No more been stranded.
Now a days, five year olds get a cellphone!
Without the intention of getting on a soapbox and screaming “Get off my lawn, you pesky kids!”, i think there are some values and history worth preserving.
One of the great things about American society is the value they place on history. The highways are littered with signs that point you to this or that other museum.
Old houses are labeled with the construction year and preservation is on everybody’s mind.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."— George Santayana
In the current political climate, we see numerous examples of people forgetting the crimes of our past, and because of that making the same mistakes.
Is the Generational Gap so wide that our memory has been wiped clean? There is definitely nothing new under the sun, and we seem to be repeating the wrong choices over and over.
Anybody have a quarter? I will like to phone home and have someone pick me up…