Regardless of external environmental elements, differences are prevalent from one generation to another. Changes in family traditions and standards vary from the point of view of each person, and are thus conveyed differently with each change in family members. However, adding in the aspects of popular culture, generations change drastically from one to another.
Over the past century, technological advances have played a large role in dictating these differences and altering all aspects in the lives of people on an individual as well as generational level. Below are a couple of the common areas that generations have changed over the decades due to advances in technology.
Differences in Jobs
The different jobs that are available at any specific time depend on a variety of elements. Due to this fact, with each generation, there are many new jobs that get introduced, while other jobs become obsolete. As a result, changes in the goals and educational values between members of a generation can ensue to accommodate the demand for specific jobs during that time period. Technology has opened a flood-gate of unique and creative jobs that were not around even a decade ago. As advances continue in the world of technology, the job market will continue to change, thus changing the goals between generations.
Recreational activities have changed a lot over the past decades through technology becoming more mainstream. While people of past generations preferred to go out and do physical activities in their free-time, many people in modern generations enjoy playing around with their newest gadget or gaming system to pass the time.