We are living in a time of mass technological advances, instantaneous international communication, and profound discoveries in medicine and biology. In my mid 20s and having the privilege to travel all throughout the United States, I've come across a wide variety of individuals all with separate backgrounds, some from the country, some from cities, and some from suburbia. One thing we all hold obviously certain is that we all have parents, my parents being from the 60s-70s generation.
Now, it would take a hermit of grand scale to not see what this up-and-coming generations aptitude is like... text messages up the ass, word-mouth filters all but obliterated, angst towards God knows what, passive aggressive smiles, and attention spans that rival gold fish. Is it the drugs? the music? the internet?
What about the parents?
Every generation, of course, has its run ins with the up-and-coming. But when viewed over a larger time scale it seems a primordial bond is being slowly but oh how severely severed. If we imagine what parents 12,000 yrs ago would've passed on to the next generation, I would see much more information handed down then, compared to now. That's a strange thought, but it holds true in my mind. When taking into account our hunter and gatherer society, ancient religions, life-lines/family trees, etc were all passed down. Whereas many people I know can't name their own genealogy past a few generations, better yet recite the 10 commandments. Why is that? Logic would seem to dictate that more information would need to be passed on. Excluding, of course, this bullshit of an education system we have. Where does that information go? I for one am very saddened by this.
Why are these issues happening? Well, with job loss and materialism at an all time high...one can see a trend opening up there. Of course that goes without saying the expansiveness of levels one can view such problematic thinking of this God given responsibility that is called 'Parental Guidance'. Dealing with internal and external influences a parent may be held back some. But to what extent? I think it goes without saying, just how little parents teach their children now-a-days. So I won't go into much detail on what is and isn't being taught.
On a personal scale I view this as THE true cause of mass hysteria and the out-right loss of our true callings. If any of you are like me, this post could literally go on forever, I view everything as interconnected. All answers are 50/50, I could easily write this post about the younger generation themselves and their inability to question and learn more so than their predecessors. But how can they be expected to do so when surely the latter lack the ambition. Are we losing compassion? Are we losing touch with our fellow man? Are we giving all our intelligence away to silicon and filling the void with instinctual emotion?