Reasons This Generation Isn't as Bad as People Think

The Top Ten

1 We live in the golden age of technology

I'm SICK of people complaining about the new generation, this generation is awesome!

Technology is better and progressing faster than ever before. We may be a bit too dependent on it, but it's saved lives. - RockFashionista

I love technology. - MarioMaster101

People try to put us down just because we get around. - PetSounds

2 Kids are more imaginative

Even though they spend less time playing make-believe (because they're always on electronics), studies show that elementary school kids in 2008 found imaginary play very comfortable and that they could all contribute ideas of imagination, causing them to be more imaginative than kids of the same age group in 1985. - RockFashionista

I guess because my "imaginary friend years" were earlier in the generation (circa 2004 or 2006-2012 or 2011), okay not that much but whatever, and that I didn't get my first personal electronics in those years that I didn't spend time on electronics. Even now I don't spend all of my time on electronics. - Anonymousxcxc

3 Teen pregnancy has gone down since the '80s

Really? Well, that's good! - Misfire

4 Science is continually progressing

I mean, less than a year ago, we never had any pictures of Pluto. Science will never stop being discovered! - RockFashionista

5 Kids get along with their parents better

It seems (as I have read) that since the '70s, kids have spent more time with their parents, resulting in a positive connection. - RockFashionista

6 Teen smoking has gone down since the 2000s
7 IQ scores are going up
8 We have the Internet

Thank you internet! I don't know what I'd do without you - Emberflight_of_StormClan

Even though it can be used for many foolish purposes, it is the greatest learning source to ever be invented. - RockFashionista

Indeed, I credit it as the greatest invention ever made yet - Neonco31

9 Since the '80s, there have been fewer teen driving accidents
10 We still have good media

There are still some totally awesome movies and T.V. shows and possibly music out there. Don't loose hope in media! There's still good stuff out there! - RockFashionista

Oh, there's definitely good music being made. Send me a message if you'd like a recommendation or two. - PetSounds

The Contenders

11 Society is more accepting of autistic people

As someone with autism, I am very glad that society can accept people like me and not force me to live in an asylum. We are all human too, you know...

I have aspergers, a mild form of autism, and while it doesn't cause a lot of probelms for me right now, I don't think I would have gotten along so well in another generation - RecklessGreed

Same. I'm in that category where I'm mostly competent at school, but I'm just that little bit on the autistic side. - FrozenHatingPokefan

12 Video games have gotten better

Even if some games have flaws, you can still accept and like them the way they are.

13 Society is more accepting of the LGBT community

definitely

14 Better pop music

Oh look what you made me do
You made me like Taylor Swift. Lol - Neonco31

15 People live longer
16 People are Accepting of ADHD
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