Generation gap


“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.”

George Orwell 

So beautifully articulated by George Orwell about the Generation Gap.

Are we not deceiving ourselves?

Why can’t we respect each other’s opinions and try to make out what is best for the current situation?

What is the generation gap?

I am limiting my topic to parents vs children.

It’s a lack of understanding between older and younger people that results from different experiences of life-Cambridge Dictionary

But I think more than age, the reason is due to thinking patterns and current trends.

We come across this problem in every family between teenage children and parents.

Why it is happening?

Both parents and children claim that the other is not trusting them.

Parents feel children are spoiled by modern trends (acceptable to teenagers), while children feel that the thinking power of adults is outdated.

Added to this misunderstanding and agony is the advancement of technology and when things are moving too fast when adults are not able to keep pace with the younger generation.

Parents forget the fact that adolescence is often influenced by the society around them and the young blood boils when parents don’t tolerate teenagers’ mistakes.

The worst thing is parents always compare their children’s performance with the other children.

How to avoid this?

I am not an expert on this subject.

But a few simple steps can help.

  • Parents can approach the issues with an open mind
  • Try to listen to the children and understand what kids are experiencing in the society
  • Proper and good communication
  • Compromise-allow kids to develop their own thinking power
  • Don’t force anything on the kids


“We as parents may not always be right. 

We may still be stuck up with…”In our days it used to be so and so”

Remember a big generation gap separates us.

So if your child’s opinion differs from yours…Relax, ponder, and converse.

Then act”


Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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7 thoughts on “Generation gap

  1. The generation gap, as described in your post, refers to the lack of understanding and communication between older and younger people, often resulting from different life experiences and thinking patterns. This gap can be especially evident between parents and children, as the rapid advancement of technology and social trends can sometimes make it difficult for parents to keep pace with the younger generation.

    To avoid the generation gap, it is important for both parents and children to approach issues with an open mind and try to listen to and understand each other’s perspectives. Good communication and the willingness to compromise and allow children to develop their own thinking power can also be helpful in bridging the gap. It is also important for parents to remember that adolescents are often influenced by their surroundings and to try not to force their own views or expectations onto their children.

    Ultimately, it is important to respect each other’s opinions and try to find solutions that are best for the current situation. It is also important to remember that the generation gap is a natural and normal part of life, and that we can all learn and grow from each other’s experiences and perspectives. So, we should try to avoid the generation gap as much as possible for a better and peaceful life.

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    1. Thank you so much, my friends for making it simpler and easy to understand the reason behind the ‘generation gap’.
      And you rightly said that both patents and children should try to understand each other in a cordial way and solve the friction points.
      Parents have greater responsibility and try to be supportive to the kids especially adolescents.
      Happy New Year.

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  2. It is very difficult, if not impossible, for children to have an open mind, due to certain physiological processes going on in their brains at the age when they strive to be independent, yet incapable of making reasonable decisions. Parents have to listen and guide, without appearing to encroach upon their children’s independence, yet still protect them in a subtle way.

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    1. Well said Dolly.
      It’s sad that it’s rare to come across such an understanding parents.
      Maybe one in a billion as in your case.
      Parents of present generation are rich in egoistic behaviour.
      The think they are in control of their kids.
      Thank you Dolly for your perfect suggestion.

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