Although I have to admit that it is wonderful to watch young people develop, I am not the only one who has some concerns. Aren’t today’s young people in the Czech Republic too sensitive?
Of course, this topic is sensitive in itself, but I, as an observer of life around me, cannot help but think about the direction our society is heading.
Let’s remember the times when we were not only guided by emoticons on the mobile phone screen, but we communicated using words, sometimes even body expressions.
However, today’s young people seem to prefer the convenience of tapping away at a keyboard over a face-to-face meeting.
Many of you who are older and more experienced will probably remember the days when we were able tolerate a greater amount of irony and sarcasm. However, today’s young people sometimes seem like little sponges that could lose all their water contained in the remnants of humor at any hint of irony.
They are so sensitive that it can be difficult to even understand whether they are on the verge of laughing or crying.
I’m not saying first and foremost that sensitivity is bad. On the contrary, empathy and the ability to empathize with others are rare positive skills. However, it seems to me that young people these days are approaching sensitivity as a full-time skill.
Every word must be carefully weighed so as not to hurt their fragile souls, and any opinion that disagrees with their own is seen as personal attack.
And what happened to the fact that we are no longer able to accept criticism as constructive feedback? Today, it seems better to applaud our children and grandchildren even for their failures and praise them for even the smallest efforts than to confront them with reality. And show them that life can be challenging.
Aren’t we on the way to creating a generation that thinks success is a right, not a reward for hard work?
And so, dear reader, I am wondering whether today’s young people in the Czech Republic are too sensitive. Maybe it’s time to go back to the basics, teach our younger generations that life is not always a pink Instagram filter and that criticism is not hostility but an opportunity for growth.
But who am I to advise you, I am only an observer of the times. Who likes to remember the times when we were more resilient and laughed at our own mistakes.
Today’s young people, under the age of 21, are:
significantly more sensitive than previous generations
slightly more sensitive than previous generations
cannot be determined, every young person is different, it cannot be averaged relevantly
A total of 9 readers voted.