Do we take for granted the things we used to be taught in our youth?
Talking with teenagers today, I’ve come to the realization that what we used to know is what they are still learning. What I mean by that is that what I knew at 13 or 14 is not what they now know at that age. And the older we get, the more we realize that we didn’t really know anything at that age either.
Even if I hadn’t been taught something, there was some interest to learn it. There was a different zeal in people when I was younger. Children either wanted to learn or appreciated the fact that someone had to teach it regardless of whether they cared or not. There was still some respect for education.
I can’t say that’s true today, which is a pretty drastic change that has occurred in such a small maount of time. There has been quite the decline in interest when it comes to knowledge and obtaining more, which is scary to me.
Fearfully, I now have to ask, if so many teens today care so little now, what will they care even less about later?