Generations Gap

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Lutcenko I.
Generations conflict: a myth or a reality?
The problem of generation gap is literally everlasting. There is a huge number of examples in history, literature and art proving this conflict to be dramatic and poignant whenever. They are Taras Bulba and his sons from "Taras Bulba" by Gogol, Bazarov and Kirsanov from "Fathers and Sons" by Turgenev in literature. A famous picture "Ivan The Terrible Kills His Son" illustrates how terrible generations conflict can be. A very remarkable example in history is about George V, the king of the UK, and his elder son Edward VIII, who was never crowned because he broke a very strict rule: he married an American woman, who didn’t belong to any famous noble family, besides she was divorced. Undoubtedly, generation conflict is a reality and I'll try to prove that it's a very significant problem of our modern society with three arguments. Firstly, historical environment of a generation plays a big role. Our parents lived in the USSR, where hard working came first, modesty in everything was endorsed and there was "no sex". We are the children of "Perestroika" and that's why "folks" disapprove when we listen to loud rock music, claim that we are anarchists, fall in love "too early" or something else. And they are absolutely shocked if they get to know that their child is a gay. Secondly, the elder generation is often more conservative than the younger one about Information Technologies and Hi-Tech. Nowadays young people are considered to be more advanced in this sphere. Almost every pupil can use the Internet and has his or her accounts on different social networks. But try to teach your grandmother to send messages from her mobile (let us say she has already learned how to call)! I know from my personal experience that it would be a really, really hard work. Finally, it's difficult for parents to accept that their children are not children anymore. They are often so used to taking care of them that can't let them go....
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