"The reason of the generation gap". Is it caused by young or old generation? Give 3 reasons why you see it is caused by the old or young people. I need a good thesis statement to convince the reader of my opinion.

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Yes, as has been said above, neither generation is completely responsible for the "generation gap". However, I would suggest that older people have learned that maintaining a connection between generations is extremely difficult and they have a (wise) tendency to give up on trying to stay connected to the culture of teenagers when they are well past their own teenaged years.

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I'd argue that the generation gap is caused by both the old and the young. It really is about communication. There is essentially too much miscommunication between the two groups because their culture and experiences are too different for them to understand each other.
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The question implies that the "generation gap" is the fault of either old or young people. You might want to consider that the issue is whether the experience of the former makes it impossible for them to relate to the experience of the latter -- and vice versa.

Think of all the things that are important to young people -- music, clothes, TV shows, movies, art and so on.

Those things were important to older people, too, when they were younger. It's just that there was different music, clothes, TV shows, etc.

Other important issues to young people might include environmental concerns and social issues.

Older people are interested in those things, too, but their interests are influenced by what they've already experienced. Someone who's experienced World War II will have a different attitude to the war in Afghanistan.

Imagine how a young person might view a vegan diet and compare that to the view of an older person who might have dietary issues and may not be able to tolerate certain foods.

In other words, we tend to view the world according to the limits of our experience.

Going back to your question, now try thinking of a way to frame a thesis that would address the issue of experience, instead of merely blaming one group or another.

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As already stated, I don't see the generation gap as being necessarily caused by one side or the other.  Rather, I think it's a result of how one group perceives reality or consciousness over another.  It has to do with a culture that is defined by age and the values that such an age based culture share.  The perceptions and understandings that each culture have are not something that automatically makes one to blame over another, but rather is a statement of reality that has to be understood and accepted as part of the condition of being within a multigenerational and heterogeneous setting.

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I agree with the above respondent in that the "gap" is not "caused" by one or the other. It is more a reflection of the way that society changes. Opinions change - for instance the growing acceptance of diversity in response to a rapidly globalizing society has caused us to look at different belief systems with more of an open mind that past generations. Look at the transition from slavery to equality. People believed that slavery and discrimination were okay because they were socialized to believe that. It was the norm. As the norm changed, attitudes changed as well. Similarly, technology has changed. Today, we take the Internet and the ability to communicate instantly with anyone, anywhere for granted. It is the norm for us. For our parents and our grandparents, this was not the case. While today's youth have grown up surrounded by computers, their parents did not. As a result, the younger generation is more comfortable with technology because it has grown along with them. They are not having to learn something new. Therefore, I would argue that it is overall changes in society, from technology to government structure, religion, and belief systems or norms that causes the "gap" to exist, not individuals themselves young or old.

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To be honest, I don't think it can be caused by one or the other.  You can't have a gap without misunderstanding on both sides.  But I'll give you some ways to argue that the old are the ones who cause this.

  1. The old ought to be more understanding.  They have been young and understand how the young feel whereas the young have never been old.
  2. The old are the ones who generally set the rules.  So if they are setting rules that cause gaps between them and the young, it is their fault.
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