We Are iGen

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5 August 2017 Saturday 8:14am

Someone recommended I should read an article about how this generation is being ruined by our smartphones.

The article described how different it was generations before when we met face to face to socialise. Instead, this generation is staying home more and socialising via the smartphone most of the time.

The article, which is a long read with statistics (midway…yawn…scroll…scroll…scroll), concluded that this generation is simply going south till kingdom come.

Here’s my take: Remember when micro mini skirts were the rage? (“The indecency of it all! This generation will burn in hell!”) That didn’t last. If I recall correctly, maxis were the next fad. We’re fickle that way.

What I’m trying to say is, we’ve always survived every generation’s idiosyncrasies.

Remember when Mum & Dad use to say, “You’re always out!”

Now they’re saying, “You really should go out.”

We are what we create.  We’re smarter than we think. That’s why we will survive.

And by the way, the article said, apparently this smartphone generation’s decline began after 2012. Hm…my favourite year.