Generation Gaps

There is definitely a massive difference between generations and priorities.  The older generations were loyal to the companies that provided their family with enough money to put a roof over their heads and food on their table.  The older generation was loyal to a fault.  They put forth a ton of work, and employers took advantage of it.  Employers, however, were also much more kind to their employees (as a whole) than employers of today.

This new generation has no loyalty.  They don’t give two fucks.  All they care about (generalizing here) is how the company benefits them.  If the company cannot accommodate their work schedule, their emotional needs, and/or anything that they want, they leave.  How can someone expect companies and society to care about the wellbeing of the whole human population if the same people only care about themselves?

My generation is in the middle of these extremes.  We are loyal to companies to a point.  We will tolerate some inconveniences to get the job done, but we will not be stepped all over.  My generation was the start of the worthlessness of generations, and it only got worse form us.  My generation is now raising children.  Some of us already have grandchildren. 

I just hope the future generations learn from the mistakes of the past.  I hope they see how hard the old generation worked and what they endured.  I hope they see that a “me” perspective does not work as well as we all want it to.  It will get much worse before it gets better.  I just hope the human population can survive the dumbassedness long enough to turn it around.

When It Isn’t Progress

Being progressive doesn’t mean someone wants progress.  It should, but it doesn’t.  There are different definitions of progressive.  If we are moving from one stage to the next, you can call it a progression or progressive task, but that isn’t always good.  We’ll ignore the political definition of progressive which means to reform society using liberal ideas (which doesn’t mean we are progressing to a better place, according to one half of the population).  Just look at the younger generation, and you can see a massive difference.

Where does the next generation stand, and what are they going to do?  Shit, we can’t even call someone with a dick a man because it can offend someone.  If colleges have designated “safe spaces” that don’t really exist in the real world, how is society going to function?  As a father, I worry my childrens’ generation will be lost.  When I was a child, the Internet was just starting out.  We had modems and ASCII pictures.  Porn wasn’t even videos; it was a collections of zeros arranged to look like a boob when you scrolled with your keyboard on a black and green screen!  We had to figure shit out!  Now, teenagers can’t even do a simple task with the instructions sitting right in front of them.  They have the power of Google and Bing at their finger tips, but they cannot figure out how to copy a file from one location to another.  God forbid they need to change their own oil!

You would think with all of this technology, we would have made progress to go beyond what our grandparents could.  You think we could cure cancer and travel to the other planets.  Nope!  We have kids that are so far stuck in their phones, their entire family could get gang raped by E.T., and they wouldn’t notice.  I think we need a reset to 1700s, before technology took over.  At least we’d get rid of the worthless part of the population.