What is succession of generations?
What does the word "succession" mean? This is an important link between the past, the present and the future, when the elements of the past are preserved and transferred to the present. With the help of continuity from family to family, family traditions, cultural past, social values are transferred.
What is the continuity of generations?
Heritage is an invisible link between descendants. A very good comparison was brought by the scientist Vladimir Yakovlev, who correlated generations with sea waves. He said that if we compare history with the world ocean, and each individual with a drop of this ocean, then the generations in this case will be waves of this ocean. They hurry, rushing at each other, climb high up, and then swiftly fall down. And so over and over again. So in life. One generation is replaced by another, but the very same "oceanic" touch helps to convey the most important and vital values from one person to another. Unfortunately, the dynamics of the development of society far outstrips the possibility of a succession mechanism.
What is the problem?
The problem of succession of generations is hidden in modern technical progress. Let's consider an example of parental punishment. Ten years earlier the child commits a bad deed - offends the one who is weaker than him. Then he receives a severe reprimand from his parents. For the future, he will know that he has done badly, so you can not do it anymore. Now with the advent of gadgets, tablets and phones, children quickly absorb all the information that the Internet provides.
Unfortunately, much of what the child sees on a variety of sites is a continuous negative. The brain lays the information that they saw the eyes, but to explain how bad it is, there is simply nobody. And when the child does something terrible, what the Internet views taught him, he can not even immediately realize what he was scolded for. After all, he saw it, so you can. Another vivid example is the direction of culture, such as subculture. Here, the blind imitation of young people is clearly discernible to something that has been elevated to the rank of popular trends. Every second Goth will not be able to explain why he dresses like that and why he likes these colors, the main thing is to follow his friends.
What is happening today?
If we consider this problem more broadly, we can deduce the following sides. The speed of important social changes in the ideal should coincide with the speed of the change of generations. As history shows, significant changes in society occur approximately for the period of three generations - children-fathers-grandfathers. In other words, the transition of social values and other traditions is carried out between three close generations - from grandfathers to grandchildren.
Specifically, at the first stage, the idea is born, at the second stage the generation is retrained and only on the third stage is the acceptance of new views. Of course, during this time much is changing, but not so dramatically that new generations could not adapt. Successful adaptation led to conflict situations arising from mere misunderstanding. Examples of this can be an infinite number - from the lack of culture in buses, when young people make a stubborn appearance that they do not notice the elderly person standing next to a banal rudeness - when, in response to a remark, a senior in age can hear an insulting expression from someone who is much younger.
Continuity of the generation is not only the fate of one particular kind. You can also consider a broader example - people of Soviet upbringing (USSR) - CIS - and the present period (Russians).
The development of technical progress today is proceeding at an incredible pace, new technologies are being introduced, which are practically impossible for people of Soviet times to keep up with. Who of retired people nowadays owns a computer at least the way elementary school students do? And what about the older age of Russians! Nanotechnology is increasingly creating new techniques that more and more simplify the lives of citizens. However, it is worth remembering that it is the succession of generations that provides the moral foundations of modern people. But a frequent reaction to the remarks of the elderly is aggression, born of a banal lack of understanding. Raised in the spirit of free citizens, young people are confident that they know everything, and even more so in what situation and how they should act. Therefore, any remark from the elders is regarded as a tedious educational process. And only much later, and not in all cases, comes the understanding that you wanted only good and something else could really be changed for the better.
Parents in the first place
Specialists of various scientific institutes conducted a survey among the younger generation - that from the experience of the elders is really valuable for young people. The answer of the majority was: continuity - the connection of generations, so the main thing is the love of parents and family values.
In second place are prosperity and material security. And further - on decreasing: love, honesty, the pursuit of success, responsibility, education, diligence, politeness, kindness, independence, peace, patriotism. In the end, the result was good. However, patriotism, thanks to which young people today live in a free country (the speech about the Great Patriotic War), got only the last place among the basic values. But the prosperity and desire to earn more - on the second, right after the family. Cultural values were also affected, of which almost no one said anything.
As this survey showed, the continuity between the generations of Soviet and Russian time was rather weak. Respect for the culture of our people, for history, love for the Motherland - all this is very far from modern youth. Today there is an active propaganda of free life, inspired by the media on the examples of foreign citizens.
Already today we can clearly see that morality and morality for young people of our country are very distant and completely alien concepts. You can not talk about everyone, but several generations of children, and now teenagers, have ignored the continuity of generations, making a choice in their own way, relying on foreign, not always cultural values. This position forms completely new specific foundations, which in the end can lead to violation of the integrity of our country.
Problems of concern for young people today
According to another global survey, devoted to pressing problems, the situation today looks like this. Most of all, modern youth is concerned about inflation and rising prices, followed by a lack of normal conditions for receiving education and medical care. The greater part spoke out for the fact that crime is a serious problem in the country, and almost the same number of people shared the view that terrorism is on par with it. Someone recalled that young people do not have their own national idea, and that because of the addictions that are harmful to the health of the younger generation, there is a rapid decline in the population. A separate line was dedicated to religious intolerance, lack of spirituality and developing degradation. The main solution to these problems is the small part of young people recognized the continuity of generations.
Its more important
From the above survey results, one can draw a disappointing conclusion - personal problems concerning a particular individual are much higher than common interests. Young people are not interested in the formation of a unique nation that independently solves its problems. Here we see a vivid loss of those values that were supposed to convey the continuity of generations. Although you can not say this in the affirmative. Looking at middle and high school students, we can confidently say that they ignite those very notes of social and cultural values, which at one time did not manage to convey to previous generations. More and more popular are such events as crowded flash mobs, actions timed for the holidays, a tribute to the Great War and those who can still be congratulated today with Victory personally.
In conclusion, I want to remind you again: the continuity of generations is a thread that can not be torn, it is a link that must be maintained. We must be able to store what was laid by the ancestors, so that along with the technical processes, the moral education of our people would also go on as quickly as possible. Continuity of the generation is a kind of curve, with its downsides, but, undoubtedly, and with the following ups.
It is also important to remember that if people living in one country have different views, it will look like drawings on the sand that can easily be washed again by running waves. Without a central idea, any social, political, and economic changes will be completely useless. There is always someone who is good, but there is one more - who is ill.