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A Piece of My Mind
April 7, 2015

The Other Generation

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; and Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; and Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 3Institute of Health Care Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; and Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA. 2015;313(13):1319-1320. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1082

What are we going to do about the other generation?

How will we ever communicate without communication?

“The Other Generation” from FlowerDrumSong (music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)

Improvements in human living conditions occur inevitably over time. The unprecedented rate of change that has occurred in the last 150 years resulted from accelerated technological progress and social changes that allow us to live with more freedoms and at a higher standard than ever before. Simultaneously, the passing of time evokes tension between older and younger generations, each bemoaning their problems with the other. As life gets technologically easier, common generational caricatures emerge: older people feel that next generation lacks work ethic, discipline, and courtesy; young people think the world began the day they were born.

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