Generation Gap

The Generation Gap
“What a wonderful life you have! When I was your age, life was so different, like the opposite ends of the spectrum. Why are not you satisfying the things you have now? Do not be insatiable, my dear. In the past, although we have a tough life, we did not moan and groan.” My mother was definitely right. The educational opportunity, social relationship and quality of life are totally different from that of our parents’ generation.
In the past, our parents’ generation tends to has less educational opportunity. Some of them already started an undertaking in their career field after completed their SPM due to the financial problem. Those who can afford their studies entered local universities after completed their STPM examination. On that time, there were only three to five public universities available for those who passed their examination with flying colours. Hence, study hard is their only route to get into the universities. The standard of education was seemed to be higher during their generation. Besides, it was appalling that people went for oversea further study that time.
Today, colleges and universities are found everywhere and we are given a boarder choice of courses offered by them. Courses comprise of different field, such as medical, engineering, design, business and so on branches into more specific courses even. Therefore, many of the students in our generation are wavering for their next step after completed SPM as the choices are too wide. Besides, local and overseas scholarships are provided for our courses too. It is very obvious that we are having a better choice of education opportunity compared to our elder generation. However, syllabus in our pre-university level is reduced as the missing syllabus will be learned in the specific field that we chose in university or higher level.
Secondly, social relationship also shows a contrast between the generations. Perhaps, the generation gap can be indicated by the difference of...