Do you feel frustrated in communication because of age difference?
By Zhu Huifen
December 25, 2008 10:52pm CST
It is said that communication is difficult between people of different ages, and the it would be especially frustrating between family members. Your thoughts?
1 Jan 09
Sometimes I find it hard but I guess it’s hard for me to communicate when we talk of profession. If we’re not in the same industry or same position, it’s hard to mingle as if you’ve been friends for a long time. But some of my friends has different type of job and we get along just fine maybe because we’ve been friends since college.
26 Dec 08
Hi, zhuhuifen. Yes, i do feel frustrated in communicating with old generation, especially those who are 40 and above. I find them tend to think everything that they say is true and you have no right to say anything against them, otherwise they will be irritated and think you are a stubborn person. I really have conflicts on some issues with my parents. I tried to find out the information and show them but they just ignore the information. They like to stay in old age and stick with those out-dated information. And they want me to follow whatever they say, even i already told them the way they did in the past is already outdated and not scientifically proven. I really feel frustrated sometimes. I just hope they stop interfering my husband and my decisions. I do admit that they have more experiences than us, but it doesn't mean whatever they have experienced are true. I think this is generation gap. I hope i won't be like this when i am old. It's always never ending learning process for me. Happy mylotting and have a nice day!
• United States
26 Dec 08
I'm 52 and I have no trouble communicating with people of different ages. Young or old it easy for me to talk to anyone. I don't know if this is something that comes with age or just peoples personality's in general. I love to listen to older people talk about things they've done in their lives but I am equally interested in what the younger generation have to say. I can still relate to what my grandkids talk about. Most of the time I find it really facinating.
26 Dec 08
Yes, I think there is real generation gap between the people in different ages. That is true, I found it is real hard to talk with some old people around me, even some adults, the age between 40-50, so hard. When I use some new words, they don't know what I talked about.