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What Is Generation Gap?

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Arianna Vaccaro answered
The phrase "Generation Gap” was first popularized during the 1960s in western countries such as the US and Europe to refer to the differences in ideas and attitudes between one generation and an older one, usually the current youth generation and their parents.

The 1950s and 1960s saw a bigger "Generation Gap” than probably ever before emerge, as the differences between a generation who had been to war and their child were significant. These years experienced more rapid social and cultural change than any generations before, as technology made rapid advances, with television become more prevalent, cinema taking a wider hold, and popular music that was vastly different to anything that had come before.

The 1950s really saw the emergence of the first "teenagers”; previously, children effectively became little adults at the age of around 13, and many thousands of 16 year olds (or even younger, as many lied about their age, caught up in the supposed romance of war) had fought alongside grown men in the second World War. The children born in the late 1940s grew up in a world changed by war, and the influence of television and the counter culture created a "youth” generation like never before.

These young adults usually had a very different outlook on life to their parents - many were anti war, for example - which led to clashes between the generations, and the idea that there was a significant "Gap” between them which had never been so wide. Each following generation has examined it’s "Generation Gap” with the generations that came before it, as youth generally likes being different to its parents.

It could be argued that no "Generation Gap” has been as large as that between the 1940s and the 1950s/60s children, as no world generation has been so affected by war, though Vietnam in the US often divided the generations in the 1970s.

Baby Boomers - those people born in the baby boom which followed the soldiers returning from the Second World War - often feel a significant gap between themselves and their offspring, sometimes known as Generation X and Y who were teens in the 1980- early 2000s and whose cultural perspectives were shaped by the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the rise of the internet and MTV, plus a number of economic problems.

For more information, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_gap
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Louise Gorman answered

Generation gap is a popular term which is used to describe wide differences in cultural norms between members of a younger generation and their elders. This happens when older and younger people do not understand each other due to different experiences, habits, opinions and behaviour.

The term first came into use in Western countries during the 1960s and it described the differences between the Baby Boomers and their parents. Musical tastes, fashion, drug use and politics were particular differences between the two generations.

In the 1920s, there was a large generation gap, due to the older generation having just fought in the war and finding it inappropriate that the younger generation were out at dancehalls and listening to jazz music.

In the 1960s, Rock music and soul music which were enjoyed by youth, were disliked among their elders. English rock band The Who sand the words 'Hope I die before I get old', further to the common catchphrase 'don't trust anyone over 30'. During this period, Baby Boomers had a strong sense of generational identity, and their influence was so significant that the entire generation was named 'Man of the Year' by Time magazine in 1966.



Katie Harry Profile
Katie Harry answered
The term generation gap is used very commonly these days as it refers to the difference that take place between the people of the younger generation and the elders.

This usually takes place when older and younger people face problem while not understanding each other due to having difference in opinions, habits, lifestyles and behavior. Some of the technological and electronic advancements are also found to be the reason that older people consider causing generation gap but this is not the scene as it does not.
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Vikash Swaroop answered
The generation gap describes a phenomenon in which there is vast difference between the ages of the people and usually you can find the use of this word when somebody is talking about the differences of opinion that occurs because of the difference in age and in consequence, difference in the thinking. If we take the definition that the dictionary provides us, the term describes the rift between two groups of people that are of different age group and they have their own definition of how they should lead their life.

Nowadays the term is loosing its relevance because even people that are older in age understand the mindset of the people who are of young age. Sometimes education also plays a big role in bridging the difference between two generations.
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Katie Harry answered
The term generation gap is used very commonly these days as it refers to the difference that take place between the people of the younger generation and the elders.

This usually takes place when older and younger people face problem while not understanding each other due to having difference in opinions, habits, lifestyles and behavior. Some of the technological and electronic advancements are also found to be the reason that older people consider causing generation gap but this is not the scene as it does not.
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sami ullah answered
I think the social and culture norms in our life just like if you talk about your parents there lifes are more simple, social and relaxe than us because in that period the materialism is less than today.

Just like our lifes today everyone from him or herself no one like to talk social friendship because we make our lifes more complex in shape of materialism and capitalistic world.

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