Generation Gap

From Stephen’s Lighthouse: Generation Gap:

A friend sent this story which her father forwarded to her. There’s a lesson here:

A very self-important young man recently took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

“You grew up in a different world, in many ways a primitive one,” he said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. “We young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, and man walking on the moon. We have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing ….and,” he paused momentarily ….

The old man took advantage of the break in the youngster’s litany and said, “You’re so right, son. We didn’t have those things when we were young…… so we invented them. Now, what are you doing for the next generation?”

A story that makes you go hmmmm.

Of course, this story is not quite fair.  I personally didn’t invent any of those things.


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