There are definite paradigm shifts in our generation from those before us. These include a growth in the dependence of cell phones and internet connection from the former face-to-face means of communication, the mindset towards involving oneself in the goings on in Washington, D.C., and the shift in human rights issues on the topic of gay marriage.
When looking at the first issue, we see that in general, that our generation has gained an addition to our hand– the cell phone. We chose to text over talk; we chose to play games on our phones instead of playing board games with our friends; we prefer to listen to music instead of talk to people around us. These are only a few examples of what has been going on with these new devices. Either way, previous generations never had such a fascination with such a device (granted they physically didn’t have the technology). However, our generation/ era has been working to enhance the fascination with the entertainment industry.
Next, we see the disinterest in politics (at least the politics that our society is used to). Our generation is annoyed and angry with the processes that have been going on in Washington. We do not want to be included in the dead end, needless arguing. Our generation now takes action through protests and in working against the corruption and injustice occurring in the powers of our government.
Finally, we see the shift in beliefs on gay marriage. As it was known, the right for a man to marry a man or a woman to marry a woman had been illegal for centuries in America as well as other many other areas. Now however, people are fighting for the rights of everyone regardless of their sexual orientation. Our generation has a much greater sense of acceptance towards homosexuals where there had been a prejudice against them.