1. Are people from the “older” generation always more wise and correct in their ways of thinking and choices? Why or why not?
  2. At what point in life does the generation gap seem to be the largest?
  3. Can you see a generation gap between yourself and the younger generation? What is it concerning?
  4. Can you talk to your parents about everything?
  5. Could people’s leisure habits be labeled under “radio, television, computer” generations?
  6. Do you ever disagree with your friends/ parents/relatives/grandparents about topics such as music, style, and values?
  7. Do you ever disagree with your parents/grandparents about topics such as music, style, and values?
  8. Do you feel you have more of a generation gap with your mother, father, grandmother or grandfather? Why do you think this is the case?
  9. Do you feel your parents don’t understand you because of a generation gap?
  10. Do you know a family where this is the case?
  11. Do you think generation gaps allow the older generations to have more “authority” in their relationships with younger people?
  12. Do you think it is OK to date or marry someone of a different generation to yourself, either older or younger?
  13. Do you think older people are boring?
  14. Do you think that your life is easier/harder than your parents?
  15. Do you think you can be a better parent than your own parents in the future?
  16. Do you think you will experience a generation gap with your children? What are some differences in music, fashion, personality, mannerisms that are apparent when encountering a generation gap?
  17. Do you think your generation’s fight is similar to your parent’s generations fight?
  18. Have you ever felt a generation gap with your friends?
  19. Have you found useful information in systems like astrology or the Enneagram? [personality]
  20. How can a generation gap cause problems in the workplace? School? Relationships? Holidays/Festivals
  21. How can you overcome a generation gap?
  22. How do generation gaps change/evolve for individuals over time?
  23. How do you overcome the generation gap?
  24. How does a generation gap affect interaction between two people?
  25. How many years difference causes a generation gap?
  26. How might today’s generation gaps be different from those of your parents’ or even your grandparents’?
  27. How would you feel if your father was a generation older than your mother? Do you know a family where this is the case?
  28. If you could give one important message to the next generation, what would it be?
  29. If you don’t have generation gaps with your friends/parents/relatives/grandparents, what are some reasons why they don’t exist in your relationships with them?
  30. Is it possible for parents and children to be friends? Or for people of different generations to be friends?
  31. Is it possible to overcome a generation gap?
  32. Should teachers be aware of the generation gap between them and their students? What can be done about it? Can that gap be narrowed being adaptable, or should students adapt to their teachers?
  33. Do some people think it is OK to marry a much older man but not a woman? Do you agree?
  34. There are some older woman / younger man relationships in Hollywood now. Do you think this is changing people’s views?
  35. They say that each generation is about 10 years. Is it possible to “categorize” or “label” every generation (such as Generation X, the Baby Boomers, etc)?
  36. What are some differences in your culture’s generation gaps when compared to that of another culture’s own generation gaps?
  37. What are some key signs that a generation gap is present?
  38. What are some topics that people of different generations disagree on? Is it possible for people of different generations to agree on things as well?
  39. What causes generation gaps to form?
  40. What could be some problems with a partnership or marriage of different generations?
  41. What do you think are some of the advantages or disadvantages of another generation?
  42. What do you think when you see an old person?
  43. What influences the styles, values, and interests of a generation? How long is a generation?
  44. What is the generation gap?
  45. What is an example of a time you and your friends/parents/relatives/grandparents had an argument or disagreement? Do you think it was related to the generation gap?
  46. What role does technology change play in creating a
  47. What role does music play in generation gaps?
  48. What was the most popular music when you were 12 years old? Now? how has the music and you changed?
  49. When did you first become an adult in your mind?
  50. When do you feel the generation gap the most?
  51. When is an age gap beneficial, and when is it a hindrance?
  52. Which changes in traditional values could contribute to a generation gap?
  53. Why do new generations frequently blame the last generation for many problems they are facing?
  54. Would you ever date someone much older or younger than yourself?

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