What do you think of generation gap?

China
October 29, 2007 3:27am CST
Hi!All Sometimes I can't communicate well with old people or kids about something. It's because of the generation gap between us. When children are growing, it's becoming more difficult for parents to understand the kind of world their children are entering. Schools and teachers are also facing difficulties as they try to adapt to the new needs of their students, and the students themselves have to try to deal with all the changes and many questions.
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• India
29 Oct 07
Hi I am deepak Generation gap may be positive or negative both for the new generation. Because thinking of new generation does not match with his previous generation so they are unable to understand the working method of new generation. and alos think that he(New Generation) is Wrrog. and not supporting to his thinking his working method and etc. But some where it a positive points for new generation where people think that this is new thinking to go ahead. And supporting them as much as possible. Deepak
• China
29 Oct 07
Hi! Generation gap is different to different people at different time. As the worlding is changing every day. Maybe the young people are changing much faster while old people change slower. Sometimes, it stands for a kind of lifestyle or new ideas. It doesn't matter it's positive or negative. Maybe it's good for the society.
• Abernathy, Texas
30 Oct 07
I wonder if the kids today are really changing faster - or we're - as you say slower - but not slower to change - but to be willing to take time to find out about their interests and view points.
• Abernathy, Texas
30 Oct 07
I wonder if the kids today are really changing faster - or we're - as you say slower - but not slower to change - but to be willing to take time to find out about their interests and view points.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
29 Oct 07
Oddly enough I dont have that problem with ppl older or younger than me...BUT I'm also a very openminded and bendable person but more than that I'm still very much in tune with the "kid/teen in me" AND when I was younger I had to grow up very quickly and experienced much in my yrs so communicating with older ppl is also easy for me.... I think part of the problem with many is that they dont want to be bendable...Its fine for an elder or parent or even teen to be firm in their ways BUT its also necessary IMO to be bendable in your own thought process if you wnat to be able to understand others ya know..
• Abernathy, Texas
30 Oct 07
I too believe we should be like a willow - bend in the wind - but not break. I know a little too karate kid. But I have friends much older and much younger - I've always been friends with those much older. I think its about taking the time to walk in their shoes, and be interested and try to find out about their interests.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
29 Oct 07
This is alwaysthe case; when today's 45/ year olds were teenagers the situation was worse in many households. Of course, the exception was always there. Now, when these people who were fortunate to have that exceptional upbringiing, become parents, they are aware that the world of their younger generation is much different from that of theirs and accept it gracefully. In select cases, you have an attitude like''My parents were not able to see things from my point of view; let me not make the same mistake.'and you have proper wavelength between parents and children. The more educated and the more funloving the parents are, the lesser is the generation gap . If anyone is able to grant another person his space and not try to impose one's own views, and learn to agree to disagree graciously, communication becomes easier. Dealing with kids is a difficult thing and parents have to work hard at building a bond and wavelength -it is no longer teh case of''I am the mother/father. You have to obey me. I will not be sensitive to your feelings. What is this? You are not old enough and have not seen enough of life.'' All this will never wash. As far as old people are concerned, I feel one needs enormous patience to communicate with them and this is sometimes difficult on a day today basis.As long as there is understanding everything should be fine.
• China
30 Oct 07
Hi! Right.The best method to solve the problem is understanding between the two generations. Thanks for your respond.
• China
29 Oct 07
yeah,maybe I am one of the children you mentioned. To be honest, I don not like to talk with my father,because something he told me always makes me feel disgusted.I think that what he told me is not suitable to me.
• China
29 Oct 07
Hi! Keeping a happy atmosphere is the best way. Maybe you are just expressing a different view of something. That's it. So the attitude to parents is another thing. It's better to find a good way to talk to each other. Sometimes parents are good for you.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
30 Oct 07
Its a problem now adys with many people. As the age is progressing too fast, there are age gaps and its widening. I have not felt that very much in my family. I think my parents are much up to date than others so they at least understands the gap we are bound to have.
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
30 Oct 07
I don't know what it will be like when my baby gets older but I do know that I always had trouble with those my age and was able to communicate well with older people. My mom would have friends from work - who'd traveled all over the world and were well read - and I was easily able to connect with them. Talk about music, world affairs, history, philosophy and books and I've always loved being around the elderly. I may totally change my mind when my child is older, but I think it takes really communicating and getting into others shoes to get along. Sharing experiences. I can share music or book tastes with those very much older or younger. And if I'm not aware of the preferences they have for music or whatever, I take the time to experience it, and vice versa. I think its all about taking time and showing interests in their - interests.
@nanclie (73)
• China
30 Oct 07
many old people can't communicate well with our young.the old people only want to look good after their grandchildren but they can't bridge a bridge with their young.they also give what their grandchildren want but don't know what the young think.at the same time the young don't understand their grandparents or parents what they do for them.the young also complain that they have no free time to do what they want to and no enough money to buy what they want.so generation gap not only exists the parents and the children but also the grandparents and the grandchildren,especially in China.generation gap can cause many problems in family.
@wasons (303)
• China
29 Oct 07
hello taskata! as the development of society being faster and faster,the generation gap becomes more and more obvious,especially for the adult who has his/her child and parents.for most time we can't deal with the relationship well,and we usually can't understand each other,maybe we should listen to others more than complain each other,just make the relation more peacful.
@shadowing (309)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 07
Hi Taskata. Personally I am still ok with generation gap. I mean when I talk to them I will choose my topic carefully. To me, in a conversation there is always things which can be chatted about and things which can't be chatted with, right? So, I mean when I talk to the elder ones, I know they can't adapt our youngster's culture, then I will just skip it and talk about things which they can accept. Well, regarding kids, I don't really use to talk to them but I will just listen to them. Haha. They will used to sit on my bed and start all their stories and what I was doing will be smiling as they are really CUTE!!! Haha.
• China
29 Oct 07
i think there is generation gap. why ? because we can not think as them. so we find we are impossible to understand them exactly while we are talking. they are saying many words we don't hear or can not understand or it is other mean in the same word. yet it is common to find it. we admit there are differences between generations. it make us as a people without the others. there are differences while we are living differences time. we can get rid of it if you think you are the same as them. you are young or old like them .for a moment you will get in touch with them. and think things from their views.