This month we watched luminaries address the graduating college classes across the nation, giving them advice and wisdom to take with them as their careers and adult lives begin. What we may not be fully appreciative of, however, is how different a world they grew up in as opposed to ours. Some food for thought:
The people who are graduating college this spring were born in 1986.
They are too young to remember the first space shuttle blowing up on liftoff.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
The first CD player was introduced four years before they were born.
They have always had an answering machine.
They have always had cable.
They cannot imagine not having a remote control.
Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
They don't know who Mork was or where he came from.
They never heard "Where's the beef?", or "De plane, Boss, de plane!"
They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. even is.
McDonald's never came in styrofoam containers.
They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
Do you feel old yet?
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