I’m amazed each August when the Beloit College Mindset List is released. And this year’s list for the Class of 2015 is no exception.
Originally intended to remind college professors that their students are from a different generation not a distant planet, the list is an intriguing, and sometimes cruel, reminder that we’re getting older. What’s important as this Mashable comic captures, each generation considers its experiences and values normal. Unfortunately what is normal for a Baby Boomer is just history for the Millennials. And much to the chagrin of Generation X and even older Generation Y, what is normal for Millennials seems quaint and even trivial to generations that passed before them.
For example, 18 year olds entering college this fall don’t think about a river in South America when they hear the word Amazon; there always has been an Internet ramp onto the information highway; “PC” doesn’t stand for “political correctness”; they’ve never touched a “dial” on a TV; LBJ stands for LeBron James and music has always been available via free downloads.
Read more about 18 surprising things that 18 year olds find normal.
Yes, a reminder that we are getting older (like I really need another reminder since my youngest son-15 loves to tell me how old I am on a daily basis) but I really do enjoy how many more “cool” things we have now. I also enjoy the banter with younger “kids” and how they like smart, intelligent people to go along with their toys/gadgets.
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