Overcoming the “Generation Gap”

  The topic for this Golden Nugget is “The Generation Gap”. You see, when I was growing up, my parents didn’t seem to understand me and I didn’t seem to understand them. We called it “the generation gap”, and I’d like to share several quotes with you. My first quote goes like this…“Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, they gobble their food, and they tyrannize their teachers.” That little piece of insight was written more than 2400 years ago by Socrates. And here’s a quote for those who long for the good old days. It goes like this… “Let others praise ancient times; I’m glad I was born in these.” And that was written by Ovid, more than 2000 years ago. And the last quote I wanna share is dear to my heart, because my parents didn’t care for my “rock and roll” music back in the 60’s. Hey, the music I grew up with – today, they call it oldies. And the music today – well, let’s just say that I’m not yet at the point where I enjoy listening to Rap Music. So with all of this in mind, here’s the last quote I wanted to share with you on this golden nugget. It goes like this… “Only sick music makes money today.” Oh, I love that quote. I find it interesting that that quote was written by Friedrich Nietzsche more than 125 years ago. Way back then, he said, “Only sick music makes money today.” I guess the more things change, in some ways, the more they stay the same. So how do we bridge the “so called” generation gap? I think the key is to try to see things from the other person’s perspective. Don’t be judgmental. Don’t be overly critical. Accept people for who they are and learn to love them where they’re at. I like the phrase, “love the sinner but don’t love the sin”. OK, after saying that, I’ve got to give a disclaimer.  I’m not saying that Rap music is sin. I’m not even saying that it’s a bad style of “music”. I’m simply trying to point out that the generation gap sort of disappears when we love people and accept them for who they are. I’m gonna “wrap” this up – by saying that I think you probably love people – that you probably try to not be critical – to not be judgmental, because that’s what winners do and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL Win – Yes, you ARE a Winner.  
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Full Transcript: Hi, this is Don Howe, and The topic for this Golden Nugget is “The Generation Gap”. You see, when I was growing up, my parents didn’t seem to understand me and I didn’t seem to understand them. We called it “the generation gap”, and I’d like to share several quotes with you. My first quote goes like this… “Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, they gobble their food, and they tyrannize their teachers.” That little piece of insight was written more than 2400 years ago by Socrates. And here’s a quote for those who long for the good old days. It goes like this… “Let others praise ancient times; I’m glad I was born in these.” And that was written by Ovid, more than 2000 years ago. And the last quote I wanna share is dear to my heart, because my parents didn’t care for my “rock and roll” music back in the 60’s. Hey, the music I grew up with – today, they call it oldies. And the music today – well, let’s just say that I’m not yet at the point where I enjoy listening to Rap Music. So with all of this in mind, here’s the last quote I wanted to share with you on this golden nugget. It goes like this… “Only sick music makes money today.” Oh, I love that quote. “Only sick music makes money today.” I find it interesting that that quote was written by Friedrich Nietzsche more than 125 years ago. Way back then, he said, “Only sick music makes money today.” I guess the more things change, in some ways, the more they stay the same. So how do we bridge the “so called” generation gap? I think the key is to try to see things from the other person’s perspective. Don’t be judgmental. Don’t be overly critical. Accept people for who they are and learn to love them where they’re at. I like the phrase, “love the sinner but don’t love the sin”. OK, after saying that, I’ve got to give a disclaimer.  I’m not saying that Rap music is sin. I’m not even saying that it’s a bad style of “music”. I’m simply trying to point out that the generation gap sort of disappears when we love people and accept them for who they are. I’m gonna “wrap” this up – by saying that I think you probably love people – that you probably try to not be critical – to not be judgmental, because that’s what winners do and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL Win – Yes, you ARE a Winner.
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