Generation gap can be defined as an opposed division between younger
people and older ones. It can be perceived in cultural as well as political fields of
society nowadays. Nevertheless, the differences may begin to be bridged in diverse
ways within those main fields. On one hand, the existence of clear contrasts between generations as
language, fashion and art values may be easily appreciated in the Media, even the
streets with graffiti and all kind of artistic works. What are well known among
youngsters are the wide variety of codes they are able to create and manage, like the
linguistic codes; the clothes they choose to design and wear and even the music they
play and listen to, which are changing constantly in order to make adult people feel
away from their own matters. In addition, it seems that revolution is an irreplaceable subject kept alive
by young people exclusively. What they think is that their ideas are the best ones for
the World's welfare, especially in the political and social fields.
On the other hand, this distance between generations has existed since
Ancient times when the elder people ruled all the societies and they were respected
and even worshipped in several cases like the Greek and Romans civilizations. It
seems that at present times, old people are sent to places of retirement and it may
difficult and in the worst situation, impossible to participate in society decisions at
Nevertheless, what Globalization cannot change nowadays are values.
They have never been altered like love, solidarity, wisdom and common sense and
they would be thought as bridges between distant generations.
In conclusion, the generation gap may produce some misunderstandings
in numerous senses whereas it will exist as part of evolution of human beings.
However, it would seem to be a