Very interesting feed back this week from an older people social group.
They were asked what major difference they notice effecting teenagers and their own teenagers days, relative to today’s society.
The top ten differences were not put into any order, but they do provide an insight into the generation divide.
The majority of the time key points older people made are listed here.
We did a not about future face the problems of drugs and pressures that they do today.
Sexual knowledge and behaviour is both good, yet often over the top.
Few smoke, ( very good ), they have a great real more money to spend.
There has been a considerable reduction in good manners and lack of respect for age and others. Lack of discipline in our schools today and teachers dressing down does not help.
Dress sense, horrible tattoos, body piercing. Hate, racial tones and frightening hoodie is worrying. As is the carrying knifes and other weapons.
Swearing, indecency in public places, the dangers of social media.
Far better educational opportunities very welcome but would welcome better understanding of professional careers paths including care.
Not having to face dole lines, rationing and bombs.
Worries about future living standards and housing opportunities for young people .
Far older in their years and street wide, they also gave a greater interest in the environment and travel. We should consider votes at 17 with further review in say five years.
There were many other comments, but often more based on own family experiences
Would be interesting to have your views.
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