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do you think the next and future generations are smarter more intelligent?

i think they have better opportunities and the expected level of educational achievement has increased but im not sure we are getting more intelligent. What do you all think?

OneeyedRaven
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
Janhrrs
Janhrrs4 months ago

I think technologically they leave the older generation standing. They pick things up from such a young age and seem to inately know how to use computers, mobiles etc. Also I found that my grandaughter walked and talked a lot earlier than my children did. They definitely receive more opportunities in some ways but in others I feel they miss a lot, eg freedom, space and sometimes just time to be a child.

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Auntielettie
Auntielettie4 months ago

I believe that as a child we played with toys to play, all early toys these days are to teach something. It's progress I suppose

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs4 months ago

Auntielettie yes definitely. Progress in some ways but at what cost? Looking after dolls, taking turns at marbles, hopscotch etc were valuable life lessons not learnt with technology in my opinion. Lol, I really am turning into my nan. 😂

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tumblespots
tumblespots4 months ago

I agree that technologically youngsters are far more advanced as I am not technically aware in any way but generally speaking we have found that there is a lack of common sense. This is hardly surprising when the government is becoming more dictatorial. Even weather reporters now tell us how to drive. When the public are constantly ‘told’ to do things they tend to forget how to think for themselves and are apt to blame others when they weren’t warned about things i.e. it’s icy outside today - drive carefully! 🐞

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Lynibis
Lynibis4 months ago

I think we confuse common sense and intelligence. So many kids these days have no common sense and sadly parents are not teaching them skills but expect schools to do everything.

I am talking about things like changing a plug or lightbulb, cooking, basic decorating, gardening etc.

I make it my mission to teach things like this to my grandson when he visits. We have planted seeds, cooked and next time he comes for a day I am going to teach him to gloss paint an interior door. Filling, sanding down, cleaning and painting. How to clean brushes and use white spirit and so forth. A colleague recently told me of a youngster who came to help paint and began glossing the walls instead of emulsion!!!

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs4 months ago

Exactly Lynibis I learnt to wire plugs at 8 years old, it was part of my self employed dad's work and I would sit doing it with him and he would check and tighten afterwards. The same with so many things. Taught to knit, crochet, sew and bake as a child as it was the norm. I think time is a big issue nowadays.

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen154 months ago

Well... I have a degree, and I am 24 years old. I encouraged my very bright 15 year old step son to take a standardised IQ test, which is not intended for under 16s as it would be too challenging for them.. i scored 126 (above average intelligence). my friends between the ages of 21-31) took it, scoring between 117-132. The 15 year old boy scored 141 (Highly intelligent category).... so yeah.. that supports that theory!

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KirstyW
KirstyW4 months ago

They have technology at their finger tips if they want to know something it will be online and they can access it 24/7 but they sometimes lack common sense or basic skills

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hspexy
hspexy4 months ago

it does feel like the younger generations are now all know-it-alls...but give them something we used back on the day, like the old style rotary phones, and see if they can work out how to use it

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Ann1984
Ann19844 months ago

Kids today think there clever but it’s google giving them the answers good old fashion pen and paper and trip to library is how they should still learn am sorry kids today can’t read or write properly it’s sad i would have hated to grow up around technology

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi4 months ago

I think intelligence is changing. It means we required different knowledge in the past and now we need different skills.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees4 months ago

Technology wise, yes, but not as much as you'd imagine. There are plenty of young people who grow up with technology that aren't actually good with it.

Technology is also the reason a lot of young people lack social intelligence/skills - they're not used to communicating so much in person.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc4 months ago

We have to wait and see but...

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc4 months ago

Also, if intelligence was held up that high, they wouldn't allow just anyone to vote for whatever political party.

Voting should require people to pass through an exam, like, a driving exam and succeed at it. But that isn't how it works, and what happens is that people end up voting for a politician whether because of the skin color (this isn't even race-based as a skin color isn't exclusive to just one group) or gender rather than if he/she is competent to do the job.

Anyway, I never vote as I find it pointless. Yes, what they decide does affect all our lives but whether you vote for party A, B or C it's still very likely gonna have the same result.

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff4 months ago

No, I don't think people get smarter with every new generation. I just think that there are better opportunities and different ruooyes into getting a good job than before!

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