A great generational divide
The differences between the “old generation” and the “new generation” are vast. The new article from New York Magazine is a good examination of this phenomena in modern culture. In the article, there is a hypothetical statement from the “old generation” that sort of sums up the situation:
Kids today. They have no sense of shame. They have no sense of privacy. They are show-offs, fame whores, pornographic little loons who post their diaries, their phone numbers, their stupid poetry—for God’s sake, their dirty photos!—online. They have virtual friends instead of real ones. They talk in illiterate instant messages. They are interested only in attention—and yet they have zero attention span, flitting like hummingbirds from one virtual stage to another.Read more.