No two generation see eye to eye – Discuss.

Generation gap has been a perpetual phenomenon. There is always a gap between two generations. It is rather a sign of progress in the society. If the people go on thinking and working on the pattern of their forefathers there won't be any change in the world. The present generation differs from the last one. So did the last one from its predecessor. The process has been continuing since times immemorial. That is how the world has been transformed from the Stone Age to the Age of Internet. It should be taken for granted that no two generations would see eye to eye. It is a natural process not simply in families but in the society too. Still there is generally a clash between the two immediate generations for they are contemporary. Their success, failure and results can be visualized in the presence of the two. There are always chances of failure in the attempts of the younger one; and the older one is liable to rust and fall. Thus, the charges are leveled against each other. If the younger one fails in an attempt the older one has the cry of experience behind it. If the older ones die down in their routine work the lash of being outdated is always ready against them. Howsoever congenial the relations between the two may be points of difference would always arise. They may be simmering under the surface of respectability for the old or of innocence and considerations for the young. Howsoever, strong the foundation may be the building gets dilapidated gradually and is apt to fall one day. So is the case with the mansions of old thinking, philosophy, outlook, systems, customs and even scientific analysis. Change is the law of nature. As the population grows, as new contacts are established among different nations, needs and requirements of individuals and society grow and change. New ideologies are to be framed—new means of facing the sharp competition in business and industry are to be evolved. Business can't be run on the old pattern.

Naturally new ideas are to be evolved by the younger generation. If the older one is stubborn and sticks to the old guns a clash is always there. The older people are at the end of the tunnel of life. Thy just do not want to disturb their way of life, while the younger ones have to prepare themselves for the future compulsions and obligations. Youth is the age of innovation. A young man has a craze to change the world. Take this wind of change out of the youth and the world would stand still. All young saints from Shankaracharya to Vivekanand and Dayanand in India had to face the onslaught of the older scholars of their age. Byron, Shelley and Keats, the Romantic trio who left this world before celebrating their 36th, 30th and 26th birthday met the greatest criticism and anger from the older critics of their days. Youth is ambitious and is inspired by new concepts of morality, new customs and new philosophy of life. The old are a part of the establishment for whom it becomes difficult to come out of the shell of conservatism. For the older generation in India dowry, caste restrictions, suppression of girls, institution of bribery and allied corruption, self conceitedness, showing off in marriages, hypocrisy are so deeply embedded in the domestic, social and national life that the slightest effort of the younger generation to break the shackles is vehemently opposed. The youth too is in no mood to accept certain permanent values of morality, celibacy, chastity, balance, moderation and self-control. Lessons can be learnt by both from the exasperating changes in the West—by the old to allow gradual healthy transformation in all spheres—by the young not to take so much of liberty as to destroy their own culture by the over permissiveness from which the European youth is tracing its steps back. Let generation gap lead to progress not to clash and explosion. Let the old retrospect and see their own differences with the generation preceded by them. Let the young gain from the healthy experience of the old to establish healthy traditions.

Generation gap has been a perpetual phenomenon. There is always a gap between two generations. It is rather a sign of progress in the society. If the people go on thinking and working on the pattern of their forefathers there won't be any change in the world. The present generation differs from the last one. So did the last one from its predecessor. The process has been continuing since times immemorial. That is how the world has been transformed from the Stone Age to the Age of Internet. It should be taken for granted that no two generations would see eye to eye. It is a natural process not simply in families but in the society too. Still there is generally a clash between the two immediate generations for they are contemporary. Their success, failure and results can be visualized in the presence of the two. There are always chances of failure in the attempts of the younger one; and the older one is liable to rust and fall. Thus, the charges are leveled against each other. If the younger one fails in an attempt the older one has the cry of experience behind it. If the older ones die down in their routine work the lash of being outdated is always ready against them. Howsoever congenial the relations between the two may be points of difference would always arise. They may be simmering under the surface of respectability for the old or of innocence and considerations for the young. Howsoever, strong the foundation may be the building gets dilapidated gradually and is apt to fall one day. So is the case with the mansions of old thinking, philosophy, outlook, systems, customs and even scientific analysis. Change is the law of nature. As the population grows, as new contacts are established among different nations, needs and requirements of individuals and society grow and change. New ideologies are to be framed—new means of facing the sharp competition in business and industry are to be evolved. Business can't be run...

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