Ah, These Kids Today…

Ken AshfordRandom Musings1 Comment

Benoit College has published its annual "mindset" list — the list that reflects certain truisms about the incoming college freshman class.  Everytime I read this list, I feel like an old fogie.

For example, here’s some things to know about the Class 0f 2011 (those born in 1989):

  • They never “rolled down” a car window.
  • They have grown up with bottled water.
  • Rap music has always been mainstream.
  • Half of them may have been members of the Baby-sitters Club.
  • Being “lame” has to do with being dumb or inarticulate, not disabled.
  • Stadiums, rock tours and sporting events have always had corporate names.
  • MTV has never featured music videos.
  • They never saw Johnny Carson live on television.
  • The World Wide Web has been an online tool since they were born.

Feel old?