Usual tiff between the parents and children are generally blamed on the presence of generation gap.
But I wondered on the question – “why a generation gap?”
Here is what I observed.
Younger people are more enthusiastic and hot-blooded, older generation on the other hand is well experienced. The older generations loves the younger ones and tend to stop from the mistakes that maybe they had made once. This is however not very much appreciated by the younger people!
Every generation of parent thinks, “I will not let ‘that’ thing happen with my child.” Think about it, you also might have thought about it at some point of life.
But infact this ‘that’ is just the things which the newly parent was not exposed to or was not permitted.
The thing that we forget here is that with every generation, the level of advancement doubles itself.
For example, while my mother was not allowed to cut her hairs short or attend some dance classes, I had easy access to these ‘facilities’ which became common by the time I was born!
Today’s parent cannot understand that why the guys on their teenage daughter’s Facebook profile, who commented like- hot, looking sexy, dear etc are just normal friends and there is no romance booming up!
These word have become very common today due to gradual use by their parents itself (at their young age)!
Anytime a generation gap can be reduced with little efforts by both sides. Communication and small adjustments can any day contribute to peace between families!
But as the generation changes a gap will always remain!