Generation Gap

How Long Is A Generation?

In general we think of a generation being about 25 years – from the birth of a parent to the birth of a child. We also generally accept that the length of a generation in earlier periods of history was closer to 20 years when humans mated younger and life expectancies were shorter.

However, generation lengths are not certain and keep evolving. We are now already starting to consider that a generation could be longer than the accepted 25 years. Men could be at least a third longer, so 35-year generations with women one-sixth longer, 30-year generations.  …  Quoted from htt


This is an often hotly debated topic the ‘Generation Gap’.  Often used as a comparison that the older generation is a bit x y z  and the younger  are  a b c.    For example,  an older person is a bit stubborn  and the younger generation are a bit flexible.   My mother and I are of the same opinion here, that within a group of peers you will have smart, flexible, stubborn,charismatic, elegant, rough and ready etc.  Be that the old generation  or the young generation.   Each peer group has the same mix of personalities and it has nothing to with a generation gap,  it is a personality trait not something influenced by time.     Or am I totally confused myself with the generation gap phrase ?  As I said a long standing debate – never quite eloquently resolved by us yet, may be today with my new found friends we will gain more clarity?   I laughed when I saw generation as the blog post daily prompt.     Looking forward to be enlightened by those wiser than myself on this topic.

Thanking you in advance for your thoughts.

5 thoughts on “Generation Gap

  1. I think that like most other generalities, it is to be taken with a grain of salt. As you pointed out, there are many younger people who think they know everything and are intolerant of other people’s opinions, and many older people who have learned to keep an open mind. And vice versa! Best to judge every individual on his/her own merits. At least, that’s my opinion! 🙂

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      1. By “judge” I mean to evaluate, not to condemn. Actions DO need to be judged — if not, we would have chaos. But judging a person’s actions is not the same as judging the person. “Judge” is not a dirty word, so we should not have a knee-jerk reaction to hearing it. Rather, it is the context in which it is used that matters. Of course we would judge an action such as the brutal murder of a child as being wrong, heinous. The person would then serve the necessary sentence for the crime. What we wouldn’t judge is the soul of the person committing the murder; that is God’s job.

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