Name three advantages that kids born these days
have over older generations.
What disadvantages do they face?
often think if my grandpa who I grew up with living in my home, could come back and see the changes just from the early 1980’s, he’d be blown away. Cell phones – they are an advantage AND disadvantage. In college when I’d want to call home, it was long distance and could easily add up quite a phone charge. Now with cell phones, it’s not like there is even the worry of long distance calling. But, the disadvantage is ALWAYS being able to get a hold of – and I think the texting leaves out some communication skills for some kids and spelling skills!
Another advantage is somewhat related is the computer. To be able to send e-mail off instantly, to do work and save it on a computer, and to share pictures and Skype across the world is quite an advantage. Again though, we lose the personalization of hand-written letters. Some things are “too instant” as pushing that send button when upset or angry, instead of handwriting a note or picking up the phone to have a conversation.
One thing that I personally like is the different versions of Scripture so easily available on-line to do searches on and compare versions with just a click of a button. Growing up I had a King James Version and in my senior year of high school was given a NIV for a gift and thought how neat that was. Now, I can look at numerous different versions so easily on-line.
One the of big disadvantages our kids face is the economical changes. I think it will be much harder for them to have more stable jobs and have set careers. At this time, they can probably purchase a home for the same cost my husband and I did 36 years ago. And another disadvantage is certainly the morale of our country. Growing up “divorce” was such a “hush hush” word – now it’s a common every day quick resolution. I never heard of homosexuality or abortion. Now . . . well . . . that’s a whole other post . . . !
But no matter what from 100 years ago or today, one thing has not change. God is still in charge. He’s still on the throne!