Generation Gap

Are you “relevant”?

More and more these days, I am feeling irrelevant. Like, I don’t understand today’s slang, today’s music, today’s comedy, or (some of the) outrageous fashions. As an example, I asked google what is trending right now. Here are the top ten:

  • Tiktok ads
  • Oura ring
  • Prime gaming
  • Bokksu
  • Crypto insurance
  • Brightwheel
  • Alivecor
  • Drunk elephant
  • Daily harvest
  • Gumroad

I literally had to google all but two of these topics. FYI, Drunk Elephant is a skin care line.

Also, I have asked my adult children (30’s) why Saturday Night Live is no longer funny – as in I don’t understand what is funny about their skits anymore. And what did they tell me? “Mom, you’re not supposed to understand it.”

I suppose it’s just the same old generation gap that has existed forever, right? I’m sure the cave parents didn’t understand when their children started using tools… or the wheel. And rock and roll, and the bikini are good examples from our lifetimes. According to Investopedia, “[a] generation gap refers to the chasm that separates the beliefs and behaviors belonging to members of two different generations. They state that the generation gap has widened in the 20th and 21st centuries. Here are some of their key takeaways.

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