How is the new generation of youth different from the past generations?
There are many negatives and positives concerning today's' 21st century youth. With all the latest advances from science to technology as well as other drastic social changes.How is the new generation of youth different from the past generations and are they better or worse off today, in your opinion?
I don't think there is much of a difference. A kid born in 1980 would be bombarded by MTV--well, all television. Cable, VCRs, and video games were around. Computers and the internet came mid-swing for them when they were early teens. They wanted to experience fame, but were disappointed when the world turned out to be nothing like the "tv-box" promised. A kid born in 1990 would be surrounded by social media and the internet as a teen and so would have an outlet to be seen and heard at a young age. Kids born in 2000 are very far removed from those born 20 years earlier and the kids born in 2010 will not have the benefit of education, unfortunately. I'm guessing the MTV generation will be a flop. I have high hopes for the young kids in college today though. They will have a lot of problems to solve.
I think there are differences. There's a lot of research out there about the differences between baby boomers and millennials and Gen X that has to do with how they grew up. Gen X were the first generation to experience widespread divorce among their parents and broken homes made them very independent and a bit cynical. Millennials had very doting baby boomer parents so have a different view of the world. The young people today are also in a much more difficult situation economically than almost any generation before.
today's generations are also becoming desensitized in a way that they are becoming hardened emotionally and spiritually. The images they take in the life experiences and how they are being raised is making a drastic difference in character development. I can say that I am a bit concerned for the new generation of leaders who are seemingly lost in this materialistic society. Thanks for the insight hubbers.
They will be the first American generation of children to be left less well off than their parents - primarily because of the poor choices made by their grandparents' generation. I think all future decisions made by our elected officials should take that fact into consideration.
Every generation differs from previous one, tendency is to worry about youngsters as they seem not to be connected with reality. But that is just the blessing and the curse at the same time for the young person, who is testing, trying and discovering ups and downs of being human. We can predict or judge the new generation, but never be sure who they turn into. Just remember ourselves that we all have been there, having the generation before us worrying how we manage.
The hope is they not going to be distracted too much by technology which surrounds us more than ever and do not loose sense of mankind.
I think they are worse off in some areas, especially when it comes to reading long texts. Technology has made things easier, brought it at fingertips, but this has contributed to most of them becoming lazy.
On the other hand, those who can use technology well are better of as they have quick access to information, especially if they are in an area where they can access the web.
You have covered social changes and electronics. This makes them less social at an early age, perhaps, more vagrant and less communicative. Both parents working has also affected their social values and created more vagrancy. Clothes styles are different and the media has encouraged more questioning and openness as well as challenge. There seems to be a greater deviation to do drugs.
All in all some kids are still diamonds and a joy to be with. Add to this the modern technology and it becomes very positive indeed!!
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