Okay, I’ll admit it. Living with two teenager daughters has given me such joy, laughter and delight. I know you were expecting me to say something else – and yes, I could go down that road sooooo easily. Like yesterday? Yesterday I spent three hours cleaning only to have it morph back into a mess within 3.5 seconds of them returning home.
Still, I suppose they have their charms.
I thought you might like to hear a snippet of a conversation between my two lovelies. Keep in mind, I was sitting but 2 feet away.
S: I think we must be the smartest generation ever!
M: What do you mean?
S: Look at this (leans over and shows sis her smartie phone). This person lined a room with toast, then wrote “All warm and toasty here.”
M: What?! (insert peals of laughter)
S: Just imagine what scientists will say a few hundred years from now when they unearth this site. What will they think? That we were so clever and smart! We are all that!
ME: (clearing my throat) Ah, excuse me, but I’m sitting right here.
S: It’s true, we are the smartest.
ME: That is arrogant.
S. But true.
Which got me to thinking about how this generation equates intelligence with technological savvy. How stupid they think I am because I don’t know what a “hash tag” is…
A friend of mine explains it this way: Our generation (as in us oldies) are technological emigrants, whereas the younger are technological natives.
We’ll go with that.