Today in our society, there is a debate regarding on who is the better generation? Is it the Old Generation which are born from 80’s and below or the New Generation which are born from 90’s and up to now? What are the traits of the New Generation that the old Generation don’t have? And which traits of the New Generation do the Old Generation doesn’t have?
I had read one article in the internet regarding this issue; the article said that the teens today are more impulsive than the teens of the old generation. Nowadays, most of the teenagers are impulsive, meaning it doesn’t think before they act or they act without forethought. This issue is proven in many psychological studies and surveys regarding on how the teenagers nowadays thinks or react regarding a certain actions or problems. The teenagers today are more liberated than the teenagers of the old generation. The technology today influences the behaviour of the young ones and the teenagers of this generation. Based on the studies, one of the factors that affect the behaviour of the young ones and the teens of this generation is the social media. Social media refers to the interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. The examples of social media are the social networking sites (Facebook, twitter, Instagram etc.), TV programs, movies etc. all of these affects the behaviour of the teenagers.
Also the attitude of the parents towards their siblings or children also affects the behaviour of the teens. Nowadays, most of the parents are not that so strict to their children, if their sons or daughters commit mistakes, they just simply talk to them unlike in the old generation where in corporal punishments are made when the children or teenagers did a mistake. In the old generation, the teenager thinks before they act or they ask for guidance from their parents before doing something because they were afraid of committing mistakes unlike the teenagers today wherein they act as if they know everything and they are so impulsive. The impulsiveness of the teenagers nowadays made them worst compare to the teenagers of the old generations. Today, a lot of crimes were made that involves a youth or a teenager, crimes such as rape, robbery, murder etc.
Because of the modernizations that are happening, the behaviour of the people changes, not only the behaviour of the youth of the new generation but also the behaviour of the adults or those were born in the old generation. The old generation must guide the youth of the new generation towards becoming a good person because based on the article that I had read which they conducted a study on why teenagers are so impulsive. On the whole, teenagers made about 15% more errors than adults and because of this the adults must serve as a guide for the new generation of the teens. If the adults influence them in a good way, then the teenagers of this new generation will become a better person but if the old generations or the adults influence them in a wrong way, then the future of mankind will be worst.