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The younger generation is smarter than the old one

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Started: 11/14/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MAAZD

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The young are apparently more intelligent than the old. The contention is self-supportive. The world in past fifteen years has changed dramatically. What we use today may have been unconceivable two decades back.
The young people today grew up with flat screen television, hypersonic jet planes, space ships landing on Mars, high speed internet, multifunction mobile phone, GPS and plastic money. We even have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing, micro surgery, genetically modified fruits and vegetables and nanotechnology.
Information leads to awareness, awareness helps us make better choices, choices change lives. The old generation may have experience which is obsolete, irrelevant and opposed to change. In this age of speed, the change is changing. Today, the slow and steady doesn"t win the race. The baby monkey may not throw the hat back.
debby95

Con

The younger generation is definitely not smarter than the old one. Intelligence is measured not only by brain capacity but most of all by the ability to adapt. Being born in a consumer society younger generation becomes lazy because it already has all the privileges and does not feel the need to evolve. Young people are becoming more and more spoiled, skip school, try to find the easy way to come around things and this becomes their way of thinking and living.
The people from the older generation were born in different circumstances which did not allow them to go easy on themselves. They had to study hard and work hard in order to achieve their goals. Therefore, they became more disciplined and inclined to receive knowledge.
In every generation there are individuals with amazing intellectual powers but we are talking not about them but about the society as a whole. And even though we have incredible scientific minds in our modern society the majority of people lack even common sense. Kids do not study in school, lack basic knowledge and that forms a mass of ignorant people who have zero development.
Debate Round No. 1
MAAZD

Pro

Rebuttal:
The part where you said that the younger generation is spoiled and does not need to adapt is not entirely true. Adapting is when you learn to live according to the world around you and the younger generation have done that perfectly.

Argument:
Old people are always saying that the young are not what they were. The same comment is made from generation to generation and it is always true. It has never been truer than it is today. The young are better educated. They have a lot more money to spend and enjoy more freedom. They grow up more quickly and are not so dependent on their parents. They think more for themselves and do not blindly accept the ideals of their elders. Events which the older generation remembers vividly are nothing more than past history. This is as it should be. Every new generation is different from the one that preceded it. Today the difference is very marked indeed.

The old always assume that they know best far the simple reason that they have been around a bit longer. They don't like to feel that their values are being questioned or threatened. And this is precisely what the young are doing. They are questioning the assumptions of their elders and disturbing their complacency. They take leave to doubt that the older generation has created the best of all possible worlds. What they reject more than anything is conformity.
debby95

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Debate Round No. 2
MAAZD

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