Oct 22

Generation Gap-Part 1; Talking Heart2Heart

The generation gap


I’m not a spring chicken, nor am I an old rooster. But I am from a different generation where you had to listen more than you spoke. “Know this, my beloved brothers/sisters: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger” (James 1:19). Have you ever met a generation of people that knows everything, but has very little to show for it? I don’t mean (literally) a whole generation, but I have met a number of young people who fit this description.  There is a noticeable difference in the way that youth process thought today. It seems to be a generation gap of some sort, but I haven’t been able to pin-point the reasoning just yet.

There is an attitude of “doing things my way,” that seems to have a stronghold on some of the youth today.“The way of a fool is right in his/her own eyes, but a wise man/woman listens to advice” (Proverbs 12:15). The determination of not listening to the advice of others with experience is amazing to me, and it’s frustrating as well. I couldn’t imagine entering the unknown world as a youth without the mentoring of older church members, family members, or without the wisdom I received from my parents; especially my mother and grandmother. It was their experiences that guided me on the journey of adulthood and responsibility, and I can recall that wisdom even today. The generation gap is slim to none if you compare my mothers generation to my generation as far as guidance.

On the other hand, when you compare this generation to my generation it’s a significant generation gap. In my generation you looked to parents, teachers, or mentors for advice as oppose to this generation who insist on doing things their way. Then when things fall through, suddenly all advice is welcomed along with rescuing them, yet no lesson is learned. “Where there is no guidance, the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory” (Proverbs 11:14). After a few bad decisions, you would think a person would seek counsel before leaping again. But NO not this generation of youth. Why would you take such a leap without seeking advice from someone who has experienced life longer than you have been alive?

I urge you to leave your opinion below because I clearly don’t have all the answers, so I welcome an open discussion on this issue.

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  1. http://www.youtube.com/

    From where did you find the source for this?

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    1. Mo

      I really had no particular source, but the visual is the best source. This has always been disturbing to me because its such a degrading behavior. This behavior has become contagious, and the cure is no where in sight. It\’s apparent that it\’s affecting every generation, so how do we contain it enough to stunt the growth of this epidemic? This was my take on the subject, and I felt it needed to be addressed immediately.

      God\’s Blessings…talk to you soon.

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