These guys think they are quite smart. Hah! Wonder if they know what their kids think about them? After all, kids do mostly think, at least the boys do, as they come into teenage, that dads dont know anything. Well, this was something they were discussing the other day.
Gone are the days when we used to think (when we were growing up) that the elders know all, and that we need to learn a lot from our elders. True, we need to learn a lot from our elders in terms of life-skills and life-experiences, in terms of philosophy, and a broad understanding of life, but when it comes to the world, kids seem to know all. Or so these guys seem to agree. They were even heard saying … Kids these days, i tell you! Wonder if kids feel something like … Parents these days, i tell you!
Well, we seem to be at a stage where the smartness curve seems to be going up. Let me explain what i gathered. When we were children, the games we used to play werent significantly different from what our fathers used to play when they were children, but theres a marked difference between children then and children now. And the children of today are far more adept at using technology, they are comfortable with technology, unlike us, who have lived without telephones, or television. Contrast that with children today, and you will get the drift. The children today are definitely much smarter, and this probably also is an aspect of evolution that these guys were talking about the other day.
But heres the twist in the tale which these guys brought up. Does this mean that this is a process which is uni-directional? In other words, is this process meant to go on an upward trajectory forever? Or, are there phases of advance and decline? Right now, the curve, according to these guys, seems to be a parabola going up, which seems like its going to go up all the time. But remember, and infinitesimally small part of a circle looks like a straight line, and an infinitesimally small part of a sine curve might look like a parabola, going up or down, depending on which part of the sine curve you are looking at.
Hmm … Food for thought?