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Shifting Social Expectations/Tone Through Generations

l'm not really versed in generational theory and l'm sure this is discussed and explained with terms l'm not familiar with.

l think the shifts are interesting, and each generation seems to have a social ''tone'' so distinct that l daresay you may even be able to type it :cool:

To be clear, l understand that each member of Generation X is unique and delightfully individual, much like a Fig Newton. Or a Vlassic pickle, or something.

That being said, how might you describe the differences in expectations and social attitudes you see today from Generation X?

Things like differences in:

-Friendships and interpersonal relationships.

-Group dynamics.

-Conversational style.

-Romance(but not so much, really).


l asked here because Generation X is my favorite, but l think the slight nuance Baby Boomers have is also interesting/can be discussed.

OH and in an entirely non serious exercise in futility, typing generations is welcome.
 

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My ISTJ mother started part-time teaching languages at an adult boarding school just before the students became generation X. While my parents (dad also ISTJ) were only familiar with family and maybe close friends hugging and this only on rare occasions, the students started hugging each other even when they barely knew the other person/student, maybe trying to implement what they saw as a Southern European tradition in Northern Europe. My mother once told me, a typical INTJ, that she could now much better understand my dislike of hugs and my dad agreed.
 

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I notice a distinct difference when it comes to privacy and social maturity. I shudder at some of the things that those in their 20's blithely spit out to perfect strangers and wonder where their sense of propriety is. Not in terms of being ashamed but having some sense of personal privacy, space, distance, a margin of yourself contained and not spilling out toward others like a circle of personal information vomit.

I also notice that younger people have this really obnoxious way of clinging to their electronic gadgets and sucking on them like they are pacifiers. This weird obsession with gadgets causes many to ignore the human being in front of them in favor of their gadget. Then it seems, they complain about being alone and how hard it is to connect.

It is hard not to sound critical but I only say these things in this manner to convey my own distaste for the practices I've mentioned. There is a difference between talking about subjects, sharing ideas, information, and whatnot and the self masturbation, attention starved, whorish story of who you screwed last night with a facebook update and drunken selfies to go with the story.
 

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I've posted this before, but it pretty much sums up quite a bit of generational differences. Dem special snowflake whippersnappers! lol

 
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