Miseducation & Generational Conflict

“Teenage kids used to have a more active role in society. In pre-industrial times, they were all apprentices of one sort or another, whether in shops or on farms or even on warships. They weren’t left to create their own societies. They were junior members of adult societies.”

“Teenagers seemed to have respected adults more then, because the adults were the visible experts in the skills they were trying to learn. Now most kids have little idea what their parents do in their distance offices, and see no connection (indeed, there is precious little) between schoolwork and the work they’ll do as adults.”

– Paul Graham

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