Penguin Random House South Africa
Mind The Gap
The way you parent, the clothes you buy, your relationships with your boss and your daughter, your attitude to money and sex, are, to an extraordinary extent, defined by the era into which you were born. Parents, the church, teachers and employers think they understand youngsters because they, too, were young once. But adults no longer live in the world that existed when they were teenagers. We may occupy the same space, home, classroom or office but we live in different worlds. And these worlds often collide. We’ve moved in one century from a ‘built to last’ to a ‘throwaway’ society. No wonder age differences are so vast. In this book you will discover your generation and those of the people who make up your life. Once you understand what makes them, and you, tick, the ‘gen gap’ begins to shrink. Fasten your seatbelt for a generational roller coaster ride – you may never think the same way again! In this book you’ll understand why: your boss insists on endless meetings and conferences; your 20-something student doesn’t want a 50-something computer teacher; you’re in your 40s but still trying to prove yourself to Mom and Dad; your teacher should be learning from you.