a reply to: Observationalist
This isn't even a "virus" thing, and i'm not saying your post was about that.
This is a generational thing, and I see so many that get "caught up" in it, as have I(for reference, I'm in my 30's).
There seems to now, more than ever, be this prevalent assumption that the lineage of our families stories(especially in the modern west, us in
particular) be something that should be dumped by the wayside.
The things our parents and grandparents have struggled through mean nothing now because of "tech" and the amazing progressiveness we are being
Check all your conspiracy theories at the door, ohh adult children of the internet.
Seriously though, and i'm no different, its amazing the disconnect that a generation has with the stories/history of their parents and grandparents.
I'd wager it's never been greater in the history of mankind.
And we, the younger generation, is not all to blame. People just stopped passing things on, for whatever reason.
For example, I'm in my late 30's, my father has done little throughout my life(though now, today, he is doing much more, and I listen) with regard to
passing history down, my grandparents too have given me little. Maybe it's them, maybe it's me(my generation) but people on both ends seem to have
given it so much less credence when it comes to history.
It's a generational gap, it seems largely to be from the "modern" west countries. It's a travesty and will ultimately be something that will be a
corner stone in the downfall of advanced civilization, disregarding the stories of our past.
edit on 17-3-2020 by ZapBrannigan3030 because: (no reason given)