Dorian and I have had some very interesting conversations lately. Not that our conversations are generally disinteresting, but the topics we’ve been discussing lately have been particularly amusing.
One topic has been discussed with intense frequency – the younger generation, particularly the things that have changed since we were children and the things that will be different when our children are our age. Dorian and I are both in our early thirties and our three children are all under the age of five. Things like this:
will mean absolutely nothing to them. It will be like us looking at our parents’ and grandparents’ vinyl records, Betamax and Vegemite and wondering how they enjoyed technology so archaic, as if using the word “technology” to describe their equipment is an insult to the word.
Each year Beloit College publishes “The Mindset List“, which reflects the world view of entering first year students. It started with the members of the class of 2002, born in 1980. I like to entertain myself by reading each year’s list, and I often find myself shaking my head at the advancements that technology has made.
How do you view getting older? Do you look forward to the advancements in technology, medicine and society? Let me know, leave a comment below!