Something I'v found new about our parents and the gap generation.
July 26, 2009 11:41pm CST
Hi,mylotters. Usually we think there's a big gap generation between ourselves and our parents. They always can't bear the fierce rock an'role music and the disco dancing young like and sometimes they even think they're "rubbish" . In their idea, such things like folk music or country music is formal and elegant. And also for the view of fashion ,they're not very seasoned with our "fashionable" clothes and our talking about this or that super star and even our speaking accent affected by others. It's normal coz their life style's very different with ours . The whole tidal current of society is always changing. Just imagine when we're old at the same age, we also behave like that, for example,at that time we're still fond of Rock or Pop but our children are addicted to other new fantastic music that we're not likely to adapt. These days I'm starting to practise a new style of belly dancing and I invite my mother to join in. At first she'd be shy coz she's never tried to dance and it's the first time. Persuading her could be a difficult process but finally I succeed. We dance 1 hour and a half every day now and she also feel very interested and it does good to her waist. So I just think there's not many gap generations we'v ever thought before if we try our best to invite our parents to join in us and we can have a good time together. As their children ,we do have this duty to let them know our world. It's just easy. Why not try? haha
• United States
27 Jul 09
in many aspects my mom is my friend, she is just as crazy as i am at times... we can go bike riding together, go to he woods, lakes and she feels perfectly fine doing these things with me. but there are other things that she just wouldn't understand. she wants me to marry my boyfriend because now we live together so she says "you live in a sin" and i tell her that before people started believing in god they had kids too... she agrees with me, but couple of weeks later she starts the same conversation... this was going on since march, since i moved to my boyfriend's place. I think she just loves driving me crazy lol...
28 Jul 09
Hi and thanks for your sharing. I think many mothers have this concern about children's private life. We can only talk with them , with reason, patiently again and again till they accept. It's nice to see that your mother stands to sense so much in other aspects. I hope that you two will meet an agreement at last and good luck!
27 Jul 09
That's a good news u have shared here ^_^ And u are right, the trend is always changing and thus it's slower for older generations to keep up with it.. Thus, we aas children, have to be more patient with them, by introducing them to the world of our generation ^_^ LIke u say, process can be difficult and slow, but the end results are often rewarding.. Even if they are not really interested in the things we do or follow, at least it will give them a better idea of what we are doing rather than they are being stuck in their mindset of we are doing all the wrong things ^_^ hehe
• Jakarta, Indonesia
28 Jul 09
Hi Lonelylucie, nice to meet you again.. Yes, I agree with you. There are differences in generations. But it does not mean that should be opposed. Many lessons learned from their parents generation, there are lessons from the generation of children. Parents should be able to adjust for these changes. Children also should respect the experience. Living together is a team, must collaborate to produce beauty.