My grandpa owns an auto repair shop. Recently, a skateboard park was built for the youth in his town ... right across the street from his shop. He was voicing his displeasure about it to me, and was worried "those hooligans" might cause trouble so close to his shop.
I guess part of me understood why Pop-Pop was concerned, but another side of me wanted to stick up for "those hooligans." They could be very fine teenagers who volunteer and get good grades in school. I started wondering why this group of kids would get such a label from people in my grandpa's generation.
And then I realized it all comes down to the generation gap, something I've blogged about before. So many of us have biases about people from different generations. In fact, a new study proves it.
The study found older people enjoy reading negative stories about younger people. This further makes me wonder what the younger generation needs to do to look better in the eyes of older generations.
Basically, can't we all just get along?