Saturday, February 27, 2021

Are Options Causing Newer Generations to be Lonelier?

 The other day I was speaking with a complete stranger around my age. We had a great chat reminiscing the past: games we've played, foods we ate, movies we watched, sports, even ways we've circumvented collect-calls.

I was trying to explain this to my sister-in-law who is many, many years younger than me. Her glazed look and imaginary question marks all over her face. I then realized that the younger generations have so little in common with each other due to all the options available today.

We only had one or two consoles. If you didn't one one, a friend had the other. Now, not only are there more consoles, brands have multiple systems like handhelds. Not only that but most devices are now capable of multiple functions like smart phones. I found it difficult to even describe a Tiger hand-held game that plays only one game.

This got me thinking if this makes it harder for younger generations to find something in common. Does this make them more isolated? Where we try to diversify, we are indirectly making it difficult for new generations to relate to each other?

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