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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
A story that makes you go hmmmm.

Posted on: July 21, 2006, 10:50 pm Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Hmmm. Of course, I personally didn’t invent any of those things….

  2. Stephen…I love this! I’ll have to send it to my dad, who started working with computer in the early 50s. We really need to value seniors and their wealth of knowledge.

  3. dr.fabian almeida said

    nice anecdote about generation gap…as a psychiatrist i value them much more…please send me anymore such interesting ones !

  4. yeah, it really does make you think… hmmm what have i done for the next generation? Good one!!!
    i’ll send this to my frenz.