Do you know what really “Grinds My Gears?” When elderly people just assume that anyone under the age of 35 is just really good at technology because “we are obsessed with it.” Really people? I mean, yes- we are the first generation to have “grown up” surrounded by it but it is really necessary to say that we are obsessed with it? It’s like saying that you are really good doing elderly things because you are obsessed with it. Somewhat bad example, i know, but you get the idea of what I’m trying to convey.
I feel like that they believe that our smartphones are glued to our hands and that we are constantly on it. While I’m not speaking for my generation as a whole, I know that a lot of us aren’t always on our phones. I happen to only use my phone when I’m bored, trying to ignore something, or using it for work. I have games on my phone, but I really don’t use it. I’m not obsessed social media to be checking it constantly (I do check it every once and a while). And obviously by the amount of articles I write on this blog, I don’t use my phone to write/post articles.
It also “Grinds My Gears” when they don’t really want to learn how to use the technology. I like to use the comparison of when people say “If you live in america, you should learn how to speak English.” If you are going to use the technology, you should learn how to use. Don’t just assume that someone from my generation is going be there to help you. At least learn the basics of it so that you can get around yourself. I don’t expect (unless you really want to) you to be a wiz at it, just enough to get by and understand what you are doing with that technology. Just try it out.
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