I am the definition of an old soul. It’s something I have come to accept, and truthfully…I’ve embraced it.
While watching the Soul Train Awards last night, I became SO frustrated with the music my generation has been producing, I sent this Tweet:
I’m inspired by real music…so last night’s tributes to Anita Baker and Ron Isley were a treat for me.
I have classic taste & I’m so “traditional” in so many ways. That’s not to say that I’m not progressive, I just see the value in many of the standards of previous decades. That being said, I’m still in my early 20’s and I’m praying that I have many more years ahead in this journey we call life.
The difference in music is like the tip of the generational split iceberg. There are many more issues lurking below the surface. Today’s question: is there a way for us to learn from previous generations while still embracing the advancements that make us unique?
I’ve found that older people have a tendency to look down on younger people, and complain about decisions made instead of teaching guiding and doing something to improve the situation.
The same goes for the younger generation. Instead of trying to learn as much as possible from those who have wisdom garnered through age…younger people instead choose to disrespect or discount the legacy of those who have come before us.
I think one of the keys to improving our culture is learning from each other, across race, sex, and age differences. If we could just do a little bit more of that…maybe I wouldn’t be so frustrated when I turn on the radio, and maybe kids would get the opportunity to experience the wealth of wisdom that their parents and grandparents have to offer.
What do you think?