The generation gap
Every new generation is different from the one that preceded it. Today the difference is verymarked indeed.
Old people are always saying that the young are not what they were. The same comment ismade from generation to generation and it is always true. It has never been truer than it istoday. The young are better educated. They have a lot more money to spend and enjoy morefreedom. They grow up quickly and are not so dependent on their parents. They think more ofthemselves and do not blindly accept the idea of their elders. Events which the older generationremembers vividly are nothing more than past history.
Just look at the teenage girls who scream hysterically over the pop stars and the teenage boyswho copy the stars and grow their hair long and are no longer ashamed of wearing "pretty" clothes, are simply breaking through the chinese traditional reserve and fear of showing theirfeelings. What is more, nowadays most boys and girls are good companions and some of themeven fall in "puppy love." A lot of older people sigh and say, "we did not use to do like this."
Do you think the older people's criticism stems from jealousy just because they could not ordid not behave in the same way when they were young?