My Mom is on Facebook
Don’t worry, everyone’s doing it.
In fact, according to surveys by InsideFacebook.com the fastest growing age category on Facebook is 55-65! And in a more recent study, it was also shown that a large percentage of iPad users fell into the “senior” category. So, what does this all mean? Is it because the older generation are simply the late adopters, and up till now they’ve still been trying to figure out how the mouse works, or are they truly becoming more and more tech savvy?
I think it’s a bit of both.
But one things for sure – for the most part our parents are not afraid to learn and try new things. And as the next generation we must be careful not to dismiss or undermine their wisdom and experience (simply cause they don’t know how to use their Blackberry).
The bible says “honour your parents”. It encourages us to learn and share across the generations – that both sides have things to gain from each other.
And so maybe, if we let them, the ballies could still teach us a thing or two…