Philosophy – “The Main Problem with the Newer Generations” – 6/28/2020

Age defines much on the road to stubbornness and being obstinate. People believe change can happen, with ease, though it is not so much with a person of the Millennials, who have only aged up to their late-30’s, in the year of 2020. Generation Z’s people have only reached their mid-20’s. What does this mean, besides that stubbornness has not reached them, yet, being the sort of stubbornness that claims itself with age? Age is the factor towards a person who is unchanging in their ways.

If they are unable to change, then it is only because they have lived in their ways, for at least 5 decades. In a person’s middle-years, it can be noticed of their stubbornness not wanting to depart from what they’ve learned. It is proven, then, that their unchanging attitude has made them withdrawn from new development. When these newer generations spawned, it was only ever in the purpose of seeing newborns experience a new sort of social realm. Though, invented generations, in the name of order, are not comprehend by human psychologies. The human mind becomes stagnant, slowed down, in the time of age that has reached middle-years. That stagnant attitude, along with the ways that have remain embedded, are not released. They will not be released, out of that stubbornness, meaning that the newer generations simply have not experienced this. One they do, all their “experiences” for the current time, will cease. Nostalgia will be a factor for them, and they will yearn for a former time.

For nostalgia is a factor of memories. The more the environment changes, the more we stay the same. “Evolution” of the mind can only ever take place, when our surroundings are stable. That nostalgia will be the guiding factor for a person who, of such an old age, to see more over their shoulder with yearning in their face. They will not want to experience anything newer, than what is of the past. For when the environment changes in a swift manner, it is that those memories for nostalgia’s sake, keep a person clung upon what has not ever changed.

3 Comments

  1. Weaponized nostalgia is a phrase I like to use when describing what the older generations use when comparing their lives to lives of the younger generations. That much nostalgia can be blinding to current (or always present) social issues, as you said in the last paragraph. I really enjoyed this one!

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    1. Yep.

      Though, I was more-so referring to that those of the younger generations will one day become just like those of the older generations, where they will also weaponize their own nostalgia, and then society slows down on advancement.

      Nostalgia is very much inevitable, and you can even see signs of how much the environments around us change so fast, that people even in their mid-20’s want things to return, from just 10 years ago. People in their 50’s, who live today, want things to return from when they were in their 30’s. Now… people in their 20’s are wanting things to return from when they were a mere adolescent.

      This “weaponization” has become commonplace, and is seeming to narrow in where it is taking place, in the time-spans.

      I think what this is showing, is that Nature is commanding environments to stay the same, so that Natural Selection and human evolution can catch up.

      Though, that “slowing down” to a society/environment may actually take place in the death of us.

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      1. Beautifully said, I see what you were saying now about this being about younger generations acting like how the current older ones do. Really interesting point with the natural selection and evolution.

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