Are the elders demanding high civility from the younger generation?These days we often hear that the younger generation is becoming more independent and they are not respecting the elders or not caring for them. Many times we see such threads even on our forum section also. How far is it true? My experience and observations say the majority of the young people still have civility towards the seniors. There may be fewer people who behave in a different way. When the interference of seniors become more naturally there will be a problem.
The coin will have two sides. Why should we not think from the other angle? In earlier days the people were having limited exposure and they are getting knowledge from books only. In those days people used to depend more on the experience of elder people for suggestions and guidance. But these days the people are having many ways to get the information. With the evolution of digital technology, the younger generation is getting equipped with more knowledge and information than the yester generation people.
The knowledge one has will get him more respect than the age. So when the knowledge base of the younger generation is also more or less equivalent to the knowledge of the seniors, how an elder person can expect civility from the younger people. Age is one of the factors but not the only factor. The seniors should also understand their limitations.
I don't know how many will accept my perception.
This is my submission for TOW contest. Topic based TOW contest for September '18- Topic- 'Civility'