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My dad was brought up in manaul labor. He’s been a brick layer for about 25 years now. I’m an IT professional. I’ve been trained in computer repair, networking, and programming. I spend a lot of time on the computer, more than the average person I’d say, but being in the field of computers, this shouldn’t come to a surprise to anyone. I’ve noticed that some people, including my dad, have this attitude towards the current young generation that computers have made them lazy.I’m sure there are a lot of people that spend more time on the computer than they should, but considering we are now in an age in technology, not to mention the fact there are more people, the number isn’t quite as breathtaking as what my dad or some of the older generations would make it out to be.I rather find it annoying when an older generation person gets upset about a current situation and use the whole Well when I was a kid yadda yadda ya, as if it’s some sort of excuse for their anger. They proclaim to know how the world works, but if they’re going to get angry about something that’s in the now, then apparently they don’t know how the world is working currently.I have a few examples. My dad asked him numerous times to help him with doing certain projects around the house. There’s been times when he would ask me to go get something from the shed, but because I didn’t walk fast enough, nothing short of power-walking eh hummm, he’d be angry when I’d get back to him. Or maybe I’d put my hands in my pockets while waiting for him to ask me to do something else. Yep, he would get mad just because my hands were in my pockets.I believe it’s everyone’s personal responsibility to educate themselves about what the current state of humanity is. Every time I hear someone try to justify their anger with the whole Well when I was a kid argument, I always want to say to them, Well I’m not a caveman and you don’t see me going outside and rubbing sticks and grass together to make a fire .Does anybody here know if there is an actual study on this? What makes some** older generation people have this attitude of what’s in the now has made the younger generation more lazy? The advent of the computer has brought on a completely new way of living for billions of people. If you go to the bank and their computers are down, do you think you’re going to be able to able to withdraw any money? Hell no. 200 years ago maybe, but not now. This is where IT professionals come in. So if anything, that person should be GLAD to see that there are people who have the technical skills to keep things running properly and to also design things to be better, because if you took away all people in this world who are proficient with computers, you’d see chaos unfold.Have any of you also observed this behavior in some older generation people? What’s your take on the attitude of those raised in manaul labor towards those of us who now have an interest in computers?**Keyword some because I know there are some who are quick to assume the asking person is stereotyping a certain group of people. I am not. I have given specific characteristics.