Quote of the Day: George Orwell
“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).
Today I thought I would choose a quote that focused on the sociology of people. Orwell claims that every generation sees itself as the “best” and better than the generation to come. This could be true. I am sure we have all heard our parents, and grandparents especially, speak about the “good old days,” and sometimes how their generation did things better. For example, my mother when I was younger did not like when my friends texted me, she thought it was impersonal. She said, that when she was younger people would have meaningful conversations over the phone and not simply have “base,” “simplistic” conversation in text. At the time, I argued with my mom that texting made things simpler. You could ask a question and get a quick response. Sometimes, not having a personal conversation is a good thing if you need an answer fast. I was defending my generation indirectly because I tried to argue with my mother over the benefits of texting. Every generation does things differently and therefore we sometimes do not understand older and/or younger generations.
What do you think? Do you agree with Orwell?
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